Republican David Stringer warned that immigration will have a negative impact on white kids during a speech in Arizona on Monday, reported the Phoenix New Times.
While speaking at the Yavapai County Republican Men’s Forum, he said immigration is an “existential threat” to America.
He told the group that immigration will impact the voting base in the future because “there aren’t enough white kids to go around.”
“Sixty percent of public school children in the state of Arizona today are minorities,” Stringer said. “That complicates racial integration because there aren’t enough white kids to go around. And when you look at that 60 percent number for public school students, just carry that forward 10 or 15 years. It’s going to change the demographic voting base of this state.”
Democratic candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, David Schapira, found the video and posted it on Twitter. The video has since been taken down from Stringer’s Facebook page.
He said immigration will change the face of the country, and that’s what President Donald Trump is working against.
“Immigration is politically destabilizing. President Trump has talked about this. Immigration today represents an existential threat to the United States,” Stringer said. “If we don’t do something about immigration very, very soon, the demographics of our country will be irrevocably changed and we will be a very different country. It will not be the country you were born into.”
An AZ legislator made these overtly racist comments about our students. It’s time to remove xenophobic radicals from elected office this November! We deserve leaders who understand we’re a nation of immigrants who bring a diversity of experiences & ideas. https://t.co/P5I9QpUHDI pic.twitter.com/NSrJS2WZA3
— David Schapira (@dschapira) June 13, 2018