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Immigrants should be shot like pigs? Rep. Virgil Peck, apologize publicly!

During a Kansas House debate on Monday, State Representative Virgil Peck (R) made the extremely offensive recommendation that we should deal with our immigration crisis the same way that some would deal with the problem of feral pigs: by shooting them from a helicopter.

According to TPM, the Kansas House was debating the problem of wild pigs when Rep. Peck stated: "It looks like to me if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works maybe we have found a [solution] to our illegal immigration problem."

That's right, Rep. Peck is calling for the murder of innocent people!

When asked for an apology, Rep. Peck laughed the matter off. Unfortunately, violence against immigrants -- or anyone perceived to be an immigrant -- is no joke. Hate crimes against Latinos are on the rise, and violence in political discourse is a real and growing threat.

Still, the Kansas Republican party has yet to officially censure Peck for these remarks. When Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback finally complained, Peck issued a terse, two-line statement calling his words "regrettable." No public apology. No TV appearance to explain himself. Nothing.

Sign the petition -- demand that Rep. Virgil Peck formally, publicly apologize for his offensive and dangerous comments!

This petition was delivered to:
  • 1st District Chair, KS Republican Party
    Randy Duncan
  • State Representative
    Steven Becker
  • State Representative
    Robert Montgomery
  • State Representative
    James Kelly
  • General Counsel, KS Republican Party
    Clay Barker
  • Assistant Executive Director, KS Republican Party
    Harrison Hems
  • Executive Director, KS Republican Party
    Ashley McMillan
  • 4th District Chair, KS Republican Party
    Mark Kahrs
  • 3rd District Chair, KS Republican Party
    Keith Esau
  • 2nd District Chair, KS Republican Party
    Cheryl Reynolds
  • Chair, KS Republican Party
    Amanda Adkins
  • State Representative
    Marc Rhoades

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