Russell Pearce Shares "Some Tears" with DREAM Act Students?

Pearce confronts DREAM Act students in 2010

I'll have more to say soon about recalled former state Senate President Russell Pearce's Tuesday appearance at a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Senate Bill 1070. There was some good stuff in the nearly two hour donnybrook, especially from U.S. Senator from Illinois Dick Durbin, who gave Pearce a bit of a shellacking.

Meanwhile, I thought I'd share this unusual quote from Pearce regarding DREAM Act students, which occurs at about 1:24:19 in the C-Span video of the hearing:

"I've met with these students at ASU," Pearce tells Durbin. "I've met with a bunch of them that are in that status, and we even shared some tears together. Some of them are wonderful kids. And I don't know how you carve out -- the way this bill works it's always a blanket for everybody. Doesn't carve out individually. It's a blanket amnesty for those folks." 

Following the hearing, reporters from Arizona and elsewhere mobbed Pearce. Leave it to Channel 12's Brahm Resnik to ask Pearce the question I was most curious about; i.e., when and where did this tear-sharing actually take place?

"I was at the convention at the downtown during the last election, 2010," Pearce states at 1:50:01 in, "We went off in the corner, about a half dozen of us and I have to admit I was very touched. These were exceptional kids and I understood their plight, and again, that's why I say, exceptions I think can be carved out. But you can't just do blanket policies and forgive the world for breaking our laws. Or use taxpayer dollars to subsidize it."

Could Pearce be talking about this confrontation above between him and DREAM Act students, which took place on election night 2010, at the Hyatt in downtown Phoenix?

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Liberman
Liberman

It never ceases to amaze me how  people can resort to name calling when we are talking about issues and laws here, not who we hate.  When you can't argue on the merits of the issue, you attack the personalities on the other side.  Pretty pathetic.

Vote4Gracia
Vote4Gracia

"Be angry with your father" Well if my parent commits murder they do not hang me. They hang him. "You can't just do blanket policies and forgive the world for breaking our laws" OK well the KIDS di not break OUR law. Their parents did. How about I actually agree with Russell on this statement. If we passed a law that allowed each individual to go before an immigration judge and be deported or allowed to stay depending on the merits of the individual, ie no Felony offenses and a contributing member of society willing to and wanting to work. That would be the Constitutional thing to do and exactly how we treat EVERY single "Lawbreaker" (just using this to demonstrate the argument)  So why are these kids of "Lawbreakers" any different that they do not get to be heard as an individual and tried and therefore punished according to the crime? (which they truly did not commit there fore allowed to stay)

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

I'll share some tears with Pearce (not)...Once I  warm up my steel toed boots and leave a nice impression seared on his fat ass.

 

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Yourproductsucks

You are becoming a bit more unstable in your posts. Several of your more recent rants have flirted with threats of physical violence. Perhaps you should take a break and go for a run or something. Try being productive. Get a job. Do some pushups.

Maestramadremia
Maestramadremia

I would suspect that the only tears were those shed by him when he was recalled.

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guest
guest

it's good to hear that you'll have more to say on a meaningless congressional waste of our tax dollars. can't wait to hear, sometime this summer, how you know better than the supreme court. I love the sound of crying libtards in the morning.

Dogbiter
Dogbiter

Fuck you, cracker! How do you know what the Supreme Court is going to do?

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Yourproductsucks

You haven't been paying attention to current events I see.  

Even the open boarder activists on 12 news are conceding that it appears the SCOTUS will deem the majority of sb 1070 constitutional.  

guest
guest

I think Pearce's campaign team/pollster told him that if he doesn't start to demonstrate to the public that he has even one ioda of compassion in him, that his bid for LD25 is toast.

This isn't a new and evolved version of Pearce, it's just lies.

david saint
david saint

Im wondering if there ever has been, or will be, a time when Pearce tells the truth...

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

He's a sick, sick dog. Fuck him. In a figurative sense. 

teknik1200
teknik1200

lies just roll right off the tongue.

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