Today, Representative Paul Gosar sent out the following announcement:
"WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) contacted the U.S. Capitol Police, as well as Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking they consider checking identification of all attending the State of the Union address and arresting any illegal aliens in attendance. Additionally, Congressman Gosar asked that they arrest those using fraudulent social security numbers and identification to pass through security.
“'Of all the places where the Rule of Law needs to be enforced, it should be in the hallowed halls of Congress,' said Congressman Gosar. 'Any illegal aliens attempting to go through security, under any pretext of invitation or otherwise, should be arrested and deported.'"
Senator Jeff Flake responded enigmatically,
This is why we can’t have nice things... https://t.co/2vLHDFvFgq— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) January 30, 2018
Representative Ruben Gallego used the opportunity to send out a campaign email:
Gosar's tweet threatening DREAMers attending the State of the Union is despicable. We will not let his threat scare DREAMers and their allies into silence.
I am honored to be joined at the State of the Union, by my guest Antonio Valdovinos of Phoenix -- a DREAMer and activist who was denied entry to the Marine Corps because of his legal status. Antonio and I will not let Gosar intimidate us. We will fight for DREAMers until we get a clean DREAM Act passed!