A Republican candidate in the Georgia governor’s race announced
Tuesday that he is taking a “deportation bus” tour through the
state’s sanctuary cities as part of his campaign to highlight
the dangers of illegal immigration.
Michael Williams, a state senator and a former Georgia co-chair
for the Trump campaign, is running in the Republican primary
race and promising to “expedite the deportation process and send
a clear message to illegal communities that they are not
welcomed in Georgia.”
“If you're as tired as I am of politicians who do nothing but
talk, and you want to see this bus filled with illegals, vote
Michael Williams on May 22,” he says in a new ad.
According to a press release, he will use the tour to “expose
how dangerous illegal aliens ruin local economies, cost American
jobs, increase healthcare costs, and lower education standards.”
The bus, featuring slogans on the back such as “Follow Me to
Mexico” and “Danger! Murderers, Rapists, Kidnappers, Child
Molestors, and Other Criminals on Board,” is the latest move by
Republican candidates to take a hard line on illegal
immigration, using rhetoric similar to President Trump's.
“We’re not just going to track them, or watch them roam around
our state. We’re going to put them on this bus, and send them
home,” Williams says in the ad.
Brian Kemp, who also is running in the Georgia race, last week
promised to personally “round up criminal illegals” in his truck.
Sitting in a Ford F350, Kemp, the current Republican secretary
of state, said, “I got a big truck, just in case I need to round
up criminal illegals and take them home myself.”
“Yep, I just said that,” Kemp said. “If you want a politically
incorrect conservative, that’s me.”
Kemp and Williams will face off against other Republicans
looking to replace outgoing Republican Gov. Nathan Deal,
including frontrunner Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, former state Sen.
Hunter Hill, and businessman Clay Tippins.