Hardball’s Chris Matthews thinks illegal aliens will really freak out and possibly attack the police officer if there is a chance they could be taken away from his or her family. He’s got the nerve to call it a moral predicament … yup, a moral predicament would cause someone to attack or kill a cop.
Matthews: A police officer would be put in tremendous jeopardy it seems to me if the person in that car knows they are illegal, it’s not against [?] to them. A person being stopped who is in this country illegal knows it. Knows the jeopardy they face if a police officer stops them.
Wouldn’t that put a tremendous moral pressure on that person, a moral predicament? Do I let myself be deported, separated from my family, or do I knock this policeman down and run away, or drive away, or something?
Matthew’s is correct when he notes the start of the solution is to secure the borders and ensure employers are only hiring legal workers, but that is not what the federal government is doing. They certainly do not seem to be taking the necessary steps to secure the border, and they are cutting down enforcement at the employer level, except for an occasional raid for positive press coverage.
What the open borders crowd wants is … well … open borders, and Chris Matthews does not think the “hopeless right-wingers” out there are serious. Goodness grief, he’s convinced the only reason why illegal aliens cross the border is to get a job.
To be fair here, the transcripts from last night are not available on the MSNBC site yet, and the following video does seem to be clipped/edited. It’s a good possibility Jim’s got the full video.