GOP Congressman Dana Rohrabacher said without providing evidence that the YouTube shooter 'could be' an 'illegal immigrant.'

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GOP lawmaker’s baseless statement: YouTube shooter ‘could be’ an ‘illegal immigrant’

‘Would anyone be surprised?’


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As news of a shooting at YouTube’s headquarters broke Tuesday, a Republican lawmaker speculated that the shooter “could be” an undocumented immigrant.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) made the comment that the shooter might be an “illegal immigrant” without providing evidence during Fox Business coverage of the breaking shooting news, the Hill reported.

“You were going to discuss with me sanctuary cities and the sanctuary state movement, and it fits right into what you’re talking about right now. Would anyone be surprised?” Rohrabacher said. “We have a state government in California that’s trying to prevent our law enforcement people from working with the federal law enforcement people to get together the criminal illegal aliens.”

He continued: “Would anyone right now listening to you think, ‘Well, this certainly wouldn’t be an illegal immigrant there.’ Well, it could be. Everybody knows that it could be.”

Law enforcement responded to reports that a shooter opened fire at the YouTube headquarters Tuesday afternoon in San Bruno, California. The shooter, a woman, reportedly shot her boyfriend and at least three others before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Just minutes after initial reports of the incident and that the shooter was wearing a headscarf, conservative pundit and White House correspondent Lucian Wintrich speculated the shooter was a “diversity” hire.

Update 10:20am CT, April 4: The shooting suspect has been ID’ed as 39-year-old San Diego resident Nasim Aghdam. Authorities have backpedaled on initial reports that she was a spurned lover, and have yet to designate a clear motive. However, Aghdam was angry at YouTube and actively wrote against it on social media.

H/T the Hill 

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