Florida Republican House Speaker Richard Corcoran has released an infuriating ad that claims illegal migrants will kill people for no reason, which is why they should be “deported.”
The campaign-style ad was paid by Corcoran’s Watchdog PAC to be aired on Fox News channels and was published on Corcoran’s YouTube channel on Jan. 29. It instantly drew attention.
The short video shows a white woman walking down a street and texting, when a hooded and bearded man approached her from the opposite direction. He then drew a gun, turned around and shot the woman.
“A young woman gunned down by an illegal immigrant who should have been deported but was protected by a sanctuary city,” the ominous narrator is then heard saying.
The voice then gets a face in the next scene, showing it was, in fact, Richard Corcoran himself who had said the hate-mongering words.
The ads purpose is to push a bill proposed by the Florida legislature, which bans sanctuary city policies in the Sunshine state.
Corcoran is expected to announce his run for governor after the legislative session ends in March so it can be presumed that the ad also serves the purpose of strengthening the candidate’s position against Republican Representative Ron DeSantis, who is already endorsed by President Donald Trump. If Corcoran wanted to attract the attention of the president, he couldn’t have done any better with this hate-mongering, anti-immigrant ad.
According to Tampa Bay Times, nearly $100,000 was spent for the ad to run on Fox News channels in Florida.
As the Republican conveyed, the ad portrays the death of a 32-year-old woman Kate Steinle who was shot and killed in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate of Mexico in 2015.
It is to be noted that in his defense, Zarate argued that he accidently shot the gun and the victim was killed by a ricochet.
Denying his claims, the “illegal migrant” was charged with homicide.
“This could have happened to any family, anywhere,” Corcoran continued in his fear-mongering ad. “Incredibly, some Tallahassee politicians want to make Florida a sanctuary state. On my watch, Florida would never be a sanctuary state. ”
Corcoran said he believed this was a responsible ad, according to Tampa Bay Times.
"What it says is that the No. 1 role of government is to protect its people and its citizens," he said.