Dana Rohrabacher Accused of Chewing Out 18-year-old College Student Who Visited His D.C. Office

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A meeting between an 18-year-old Golden West College freshman and Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) reportedly ended in the gazillion-term congressman's Washington, D.C., office with him shaking a finger at her, following her out of the door and threatening her. What was it about Jessica Bravo that set off the Mouth That Rohrabachered? According to the student and her chaperone, it was disclosing that when she was a toddler, her undocumented parents brought her into this country illegally.

The Orange County Register reports today the Feb. 6 meeting sparked a call on House Speaker John Boehner to "publicly condemn the behavior of his colleague." (In the interest of full disclosure, I'd washed down a Vicodin with Southern Comfort before pulling up that story, which caused me to totally forget Gustavo's post from last Thursday, "Dana Rohrabacher Makes DREAMer Cry By Ranting About Illegal Immigration at His D.C. Office.") 

Bravo had gone to the nation's capital as part of her training with PICO National Network, a faith-based advocacy group that had won an appointment with Rohrabacher. The Costa Mesa resident and her chaperone, Minerva Gomez of the Orange County Congregation Community Organization, say things began cordial enough, but that the mood in the room changed when Bravo mentioned her immigration status. "He became a little bit more aggressive," she tells the Register. "He did say he hated illegals. To me, it was hard to hear all those things."

So hard that it brought her to tears and Gomez had to step in. Both go on to say Rohrabacher followed them out of his office, yelling and shaking a finger at them, at one point asking if they'd left his office their contact information and, when that was answered in the affirmative, saying, "Good, now I know where you live." The PICO reps took that as a threat to sic immigration officials on the girl and her family.

The Register reports that Rohrabacher's office has a much different interpretation of the events that transpired.

"He asked her, 'What makes you and your family more important than American citizens and people who come here legally?'" Rohrabacher's spokeswoman, Tera Setmayer, who was in the office at the time of the meeting, is quoted as saying. "If you're going to come here to advocate . . . you should be able to defend your position. She clearly didn't know how to answer that, and it was quite apparent that she had been very scripted."

Setmayer reports the mood changed not because Rohrabacher blew up, but because Gomez accused him of being "racist" against people with brown skin. That admittedly drew the wrath of Setmayer, who is biracial. And that, she said, set off Gomez against her, prompting Rohrabacher to strongly defend his spokeswoman.

And so, we are left with a she/she, he/she said situation that's likely going to take as long to resolve as this country's immigration debate. You can imagine yelps of "Bully"--as in Teddy Roosevelt's call of affirmation, not condemnation--coming from anyone who'd actually vote for Rohrabacher. As for PICO, it started a new campaign:

Tell Speaker Boehner: Condemn Representative Rohrabacher's hateful, anti-immigrant attack on Jessica.

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armandocdll81
armandocdll81

Good for Congressman Rohrabacher - who was this little illegal alien cum-farting whore to slither into his office and demand citizenship? Her worthless mother should have ripped her out of her filthy pussy and cast her to the wind when she had the chance. 

BiggusDikkus
BiggusDikkus

you cannot punish the children for the crimes of the parents.....


...but .....WHEN DO WE PUNISH THE PARENTS?!??!?


I'll support legalization when

1. we tie paths to citizenship to zero future illegal immigration and..

2. the crowd at the Mexico vs USA soccer team game in L.A. sings 'God Bless America' instead of BOOOOOOOOOOING the US national anthem.


though...neither will ever happen.

the most ungrateful immigration wave EVER.

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

Dear Dana Rohrabacher, my Colombian immigrant wife lives right across from Anaheim city hall. A local law enforcement agency of yours tried to disrupt her LEGAL immigration process 15 years ago. It's probably because of disgusting attitudes like yours that these "men of law" thought that they could get away with it.

So you can imagine Mr. Rohrabacher the almost orgasmic pleasure I had when my Colombian immigrant wife (sitting at the Garden Grove city council meeting) in January 2012 got to watch her US born Hispanic husband talk about what dirtbags your law enforcement community is all while knowing that one of these top cops was sitting in federal prison. 

47percentsolution
47percentsolution

@BiggusDikkus

Huzzah.

You cannot punish gun owners for the crimes perpetrated with their guns. 

...but... WHEN DO WE PUNISH GUN OWNERS FOR CRIMES COMMITTED WITH THEIR GUNS?!?!?!?  This is about personal responsibility. The NRA only believes in personal responsibility when it's applied to someone else.

I'll support unlimited possession of firearms when:

1) Gun crime is irrevocably tied to gun ownership. With ownership comes responsibility. If you own a gun, and your gun is used in the commission of a crime, YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE.  AND YOU GO TO JAIL FOR ENDANGERING SOCIETY, YOU A-HOLE.

2) The NRA acknowledges that its sole purpose is as a lobbying front for international firearms manufacturers (nobody gives a rat's a$$ about some stupid song).  

though... neither will happen.

the most dysfunctional weapons ownership policy EVER.

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@BiggusDikkus Why is going back home punishment? All these people waving mexican flags all day aren't being punished when they're sent back to the country they love. 

BobLoblawsLawBlog
BobLoblawsLawBlog

" zero future illegal immigration " Wow, just say you're not interested and go with that. Don't try to appear reasonable by putting out some bullshit goal that is impossible to achieve.

"the most ungrateful immigration wave EVER"

The native Americans may disagree with you.

armandocdll81
armandocdll81

@18usc241 Your scum-sucking Columbian alien whore-of-a-wife isn't even worthy of bending over in front of a Tijuana Glory Hole let alone attending a Garden Grove city council meeting. You are a complete degenerate and waste of space. 

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@47percentsolution @BiggusDikkus more idiocy from this commie pos. The NRA's membership is composed of US citizens. We pay dues and they lobby to protect our RIGHTS. International firearms manufacturers I wish. 

BiggusDikkus
BiggusDikkus

@BobLoblawsLawBlog dear god..not the 'ohhhh the pilgrims were the first illegal immigrants' line again. get over it. 


again, when do we punish the parents? never. 

how will you stop future illegal immigration when all the political power lines up to keep it going just like post 1986...except now there is grassroots power too. repubs and dems.....every president since GWB1 should be in prison.

and tell me which group booooed the us national anthem before these backstabbers?


47percentsolution
47percentsolution

@armandocdll81 Today, I learned the correct spelling of the word troll: "Armando." Interesting. Ya know, "Armando" is the gerund phrase of the verb armar: to arm, in el espanol. So, I guess in "espanish," arming means trolling, no? Or maybe even fisting, eh ese? So, hey, uhh, who's that degenerate you was talkin' 'bout? Ohhhh yeahhhh, thought so, ARMANDOOOOOO...

Sinner.


18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

@armandocdll81 It's spelled Colombian. Jeez how offensive  

If it makes your Natzi behind feel better, my first name is German, my wife is a quarter German and our pooch is a Dachshund. 

BiggusDikkus
BiggusDikkus

@BobLoblawsLawBlog I'm not in the business of checking for hard ons...that's all yours. ....but the failure to show respect for a country that provides opportunity is pathetic. Somehow over 2000 renditions at baseball games go off each year with respect. I suppose you illegal loving backstabbers think that's trite.  

BobLoblawsLawBlog
BobLoblawsLawBlog

If you're going to declare absolutes like:

"the most ungrateful immigration wave EVER."

That does imply, you know, "EVER" so cut your whining.

"again, when do we punish the parents? never. "

According to current figures from Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- the federal agency responsible for deportations -- Obama has removed 1.4 million people during his 42 months in office so far. Technically, that's fewer than under George W. Bush, whose cumulative total was 2 million. But Bush’s number covers eight full years, which doesn’t allow an apples-to-apples comparison.

If you instead compare the two presidents’ monthly averages, it works out to 32,886 for Obama and 20,964 for Bush, putting Obama clearly in the lead. Bill Clinton is far behind with 869,676 total and 9,059 per month. All previous occupants of the White House going back to 1892 fell well short of the level of the three most recent presidents.

Again, quit your whining. You just mad you got your poor widdle feewings hurt that people from other countries don't get a hard-on every time "Proud to be an American" is played at a monster truck rally.

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