Tom Tancredo (R-CO)

Tom Tancredo Ran Campaigns Ads Depicting Undocumented Immigrants As Terrorists, Rapists And Murderers. According to the Anti-Defamation League, “In November 2007, before withdrawing from the United States Presidential race, Tancredo ran ads on Iowa television in advance of the caucuses there that depicted undocumented immigrants as terrorists, rapists, and murderers. In one ad, as images of murdered bodies and tattooed Latino gang members flash across the screen, a narrator stated, ‘Mothers killed, children executed, the tactics of vicious Central American gangs now on U.S. soil.’ Text then appeared on the screen which said, ‘Pushing Drugs. Raping Kids. Destroying Lives. The Consequence of Open Borders.’” [ADL, Viewed 7/26/13]

Tom Tancredo: “Miami Is A Third World Country.” According to Cosmopolitan “‘Look at what has happened to Miami. It has become a Third World country. You just pick it up and take it and move it someplace. You would never know you’re in the United States of America. You would certainly say you’re in a Third World country.’ —Rep. Tom Tancredo.” [Cosmopolitan, 7/12/13]