Group Wants Apology From Secretary Kobach

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

Credit: Sunflower Community Action

Credit: Sunflower Community Action

Friday, June 21, 2013

Several elected leaders joined in a call on Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to apologize for comments speaking with national radio host Glenn Beck.

Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau (D-Wichita) and Rep. Ponka-Wee Victors (D-Wichita) made statements in person and in writing, respectively, to support Sunflower Community Action's call for the apology.

The group wants Kobach to apologize for his comments and are calling for Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) to support comprehensive immigration reform.

During Tuesday's interview on the show, Kobach argued that a weekend demonstration outside his home was an example of "KKK type of intimidation."

Last Saturday, pro-immigration advocates demonstrated in front of Kobach's Wyandotte County home.

Sunflower Community Action said nearly 300 participants chanted and left several shoes at Kobach's door to represent deported parents.

"I still don't intend to receive an apology from the Sunflower Community Action group from bringing a mob to a private home in order to intimidate a private official," said Kobach in a phone interview.

Kobach said he does not plan to apologize for his comments.

To listen to the entire interview with Kobach on the Glenn Beck show, click here.

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