Bob Horner on the ‘disgusting’ treatment of immigrants
Bob Horning is the man who coined the phrase “America first” and helped push the U.S. into war in Iraq.
Now he’s the man facing charges for the mistreatment of immigrants and the threat of deportation.
He’s also the leader of a new group of right-wing activists that are pushing for more border wall enforcement.
Horning has come under fire for what many see as his embrace of a dangerous strain of populism.
On Monday, he was arrested on charges of criminal contempt for allegedly violating immigration laws and obstructing justice.
He faces up to six months in jail if convicted.
His group, the National Border Patrol Council, said in a statement that the charges against Horning “are a disgrace to the Border Patrol.”
The group called the charges “an act of political terrorism” that are “not only politically motivated, but they will not stop any more illegal immigrants from illegally crossing the U,D.C., border.”
In his arrest affidavit, a federal magistrate in Washington state says Horning used a bullhorn to call the attention of the crowd to the alleged illegal border crossing.
The affidavit says the bullhorn was used to “push” the crowd and “provoke” those who were not with him to leave.
Horner was arrested at the scene, which he said was a “free exercise” and that he was “in no way, shape or form involved in the unlawful border crossing.”
He has pleaded not guilty.
According to his arrest warrant, Horning had the bullring near his home in the Seattle area.
It was used in the past for a similar rally in Seattle.
Hornings immigration charges stem from a lawsuit filed by former U.D.S., a former contractor for the U