Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state and informal immigration adviser to Donald Trump, responded this weekend to the controversy over Trump’s feud with Gold Star parents Ghazala and Khizr Khan and to the presence of undocumented immigrants at the Democratic National Convention by saying, “It is maddening to be lectured about our Constitution and about what American law should be by aliens in the United States.”
On his weekly radio program on Kansas City’s KCMO, Kobach took a call from a listener named Sarah who claimed that Khan, in his speech to the Democratic convention, lied about Trump’s call to ban Muslims from immigrating to the U.S., saying that Trump just “wanted to vet them.” (Trump’s own words show that Khan was correct.)
“Well, it’s amazing how the left tries to distort what he says,” Kobach responded. “But the bottom line is he’s voicing a concern that many Americans have that we are letting into the United States radicalized Muslims from high-risk areas.”
The caller said that those radicalized Muslims are “already here, some of them,” citing the murder of a priest in France.
“You know,” Sarah continued, in an apparent reference to Khan’s DNC speech, “I am tired also of foreigners coming in our country and telling us what our Constitution says. We have a Constitution that empowers us and states we must maintain our borders in a sensible, enlightened, civilized way. We are not allowed to let anyone in and it’s against the law to do that because this is against the sanity and order of society. Any sane person of average intelligence should be able to figure this out, but our Constitution, they should learn the Constitution.”
“It is maddening to be lectured about our Constitution and about what American law should be by aliens in the United States,” Kobach agreed.
“My ancestors came here in the 1600s, I think I know a little bit about what it’s all about here,” Sarah interjected.
“Well, you know,” Kobach said, “I think the worst is what happens regularly in Topeka, where illegal aliens come in and lecture the legislators on why they need to continue getting in-state tuition. And we saw it at the DNC, when they bring illegal aliens on the stage. It’s just unbelievable.”