His left-wing mommy put him up to this shit and he paid the
price. When he grows up, he will learn the truth and piss on
When Ames Mayfield’s Cub Scout den met with a Colorado state
senator last week, the 11-year-old came prepared with a long
list of typed-up questions. He excitedly raised his hand to ask
his first one.
Ames pressed the Republican state senator, Vicki Marble, on an
issue he knew was important to her: gun legislation. The Cub
Scout in Broomfield, about 20 miles north of Denver, asked her a
slew of questions about previous bills she had sponsored in
support of the right to bear arms, and he wasn’t shy about
inserting his opinion.
“I was shocked that you co-sponsored a bill to allow domestic
violence offenders to continue to own a gun,” Ames said,
according to a video posted to YouTube by his mother. “Why on
earth would you want someone who beats their wife to have access
to a gun?”
After Ames’s questions went on for more than two minutes, a
leader in his group cut him off to allow the state senator to
Both the senator and the leader commended him for his “thorough”
list of questions.
But after the meeting, the leader of Ames’s Cub Scout pack,
which oversees various dens, requested a meeting with his
mother. The leader told Ames’s mother, Lori Mayfield, that her
son was kicked out of his Cub Scout den, the mother said in an
email to The Washington Post.
The son’s den leader was apparently upset over Ames’s questions,
particularly the one on gun control, Mayfield said. The mother
was told her son’s question was disrespectful and too political.
“I had to go home and tell my son he was kicked out,” Mayfield
said. “My son was heartbroken because he really liked this den
leader and couldn’t understand why his question was
Ames was less than four months away from transitioning from the
Cub Scouts to the Boy Scouts, his mother said.
The Scouts did not explicitly say he was kicked out of the den.
In a statement to The Post and local media outlets the Denver
Area Council of the Boy Scouts said only that he remains a
member of the larger pack, and that the organization is working
with the family to offer him options that will “allow him to
continue his Scouting experience in a way that fits his and his
The Boy Scouts and the Denver Area Council are “committed to
working with families interested in Scouting to find local units
that are the best fit for their children,” the statement read.
But local news reports of Ames’s apparent removal from his den
drew anger across social media, with many arguing that Ames was
punished for asking tough questions of a state lawmaker. After
all, the den had specifically assigned the scouts to prepare
questions for the senator.
Ames’s story drew the attention of gun control advocate and
former Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, who was
shot in the head by an assailant in 2011, suffering a severe
“This is exactly the kind of courage we need in Congress,”
Giffords tweeted Thursday. “Ames, call me in 14 years. I’ll
campaign for you.”
Giffords’s husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, called Ames and his
mother Thursday night to talk about what happened, according to
In a statement to the Denver Post, Marble said that decisions
about “who is in or out of a den are internal organizational
matters that I won’t second guess.”
“I don’t blame the boy for asking the questions, since I believe
there was an element of manipulation involved, and it wasn’t
much different from the questions I normally field in other
meetings,” Marble told the Denver Post. “The invitation to meet
with the Scouts was never intended to cause friction and
The focus of the Cub Scouts’ assignment, Mayfield said, was to
meet with a government leader and discuss an important issue
facing the community. Cub Scouts were instructed to decide on
one or two questions, and to be prepared to ask the official
about an issue in the local news.
Ames researched the senator before the meeting and decided he
would focus his questions on gun control, his mother said. After
all, the majority of the videos on Marble’s site deal with gun
“Given that the Las Vegas shooting happened, I felt that it
should be a reasonable thing to ask,” Ames told a Denver Fox
affiliate. “I don’t feel like I did anything wrong.”
His mother went along to the meeting and filmed it, because
“it’s not every day you get to meet with a senator,” Mayfield
told The Post.
Other Scouts asked the state senator about her views on
President Trump’s proposed border wall and fossil fuel
dependence. One Cub Scout wanted to know “why people voted for
Obama just because we’ve never had a president with the skin
tone of a black person.” Marble responded that she doesn’t know
either, and she wondered about that question herself.
Ames also asked Marble about controversial comments she made at
a 2013 legislative hearing regarding mortality rates among black
According to the Denver Post, in 2013 Marble said: “When you
look at life expectancy, there are problems in the black race.
Sickle-cell anemia is something that comes up. Diabetes is
something that’s prevalent in the genetic makeup, and you just
can’t help it.”
“Although I’ve got to say,” she added at the time. “I’ve never
had better barbecue and better chicken and ate better in my life
than when you go down South and you, I mean, I love it.
Everybody loves it.”
Marble responded calmly to Ames’s questions by saying the
controversial statements were “made up by the media.”
“We have multicultural foods within the United States and we are
very blessed to have it,” she said. “And we all love it and we
all eat it. And we just better figure out our genetics and if
they aren’t eating properly find out how to do better.”
After Mayfield posted the videos on YouTube, the website
Colorado Pols published a story about the senator’s exchange
with the Cub Scouts. It was after this article published that
Ames’s pack leader requested a meeting with his mother.
Mayfield said she was told by the pack leader that Ames should
not have brought up the topic of gun control, although Mayfield
asserts the Scouts weren’t given any parameters before the
meeting. The pack leader, she said, told her words Ames used
were disrespectful, such as “why on earth,” the mention of
“Republicans” and the phrase, “if you truly represent your
“I completely disagree and felt my son followed the directions
of the assignment and asked hard-hitting, but certainly not
disrespectful, questions,” Mayfield said. She argued that other
students’ questions were just as political.
Ames “has taken great interest in politics,” his mother said.
The fifth grader was so troubled by recent events that he ran
for student council and executive council treasurer at his
school. He won both elections, voted in by his peers.
This was her son’s fifth year in Cub Scouts. He has the top
seller of his pack’s popcorn fundraiser, taking in $2,750 in
just two weeks to pay for his dues and all of his activities for
the rest of his time in Cub Scouts.
“Sadly, he will not get to reap the full benefit of his hard
work,” his mother said.