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Arizona Republican Adam Kwasman is running in the GOP primary to face off against Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick. So when he heard there was going to be a bus full of refugee children being transported to the Arizona town of Oracle, he rushed right over there to make sure he was media-seen and media-heard supporting the small group of crazy-ass crackpots determined to block the young kids from entering their town.

Things didn't go well. There were no refugee children arriving, although the crowd came close to accosting a bus full of young YMCA campers in their quest to yell at busloads of refugee children, and that in turn to one of the better on-camera exchanges any of us will see this year.

KWASMAN: I was able to actually see some of the children in the buses, and the fear in their faces ... this is not compassion.

REPORTER: That fear on the faces of migrant children Kwasman told me he saw in Oracle. There's just one problem. Those weren't migrant children on the yellow school bus. They were YMCA campers from the Marana school district.

REPORTER: Do you know that was a bus with YMCA kids?

KWASMAN: That's ... they were sad too!

REPORTER: (Reporters on the scene saw the children laughing and taking pictures on their iPhones.)

KWASMAN: I apologize, I didn't know. I was leaving when I saw them.

He's no Louie Gohmert, but credit where credit is due: That's pretty damn stupid. The unedited footage might be even better.

Originally posted to Hunter on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 10:17 AM PDT.

Also republished by Baja Arizona Kossacks and Daily Kos.

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