Even though Pennsylvania is thousands of miles from the border, Governor Tom Corbett thought it would be good to open his mouth and place his foot in it again. While talking to the CBS radio affiliate in Pittsburgh Pa, the governor stated:
“We feel for these children that they are fleeing their countries,” Corbett said. “We want to make sure they are taken care of and returned to their countries. But we also are concerned about their health and what they may cause as far as health issues in the state of Pennsylvania. From my standpoint, where they are coming in, there are certainly enough military bases in Texas and Arizona that the federal governmentcould at least house them there temporarily to make sure before they send them to any state that their health conditions are okay for that. That they’ve had all their immunizations and so forth because we have a strong concern on that. From a humanitarian stand point you want to make sure these kids get taken care of but they need to be returned to their country of origin.”The best part of the statement is when he says "we also are concerned about their health and what they may cause as far as health issues in the state of Pennsylvania."
When asked about what diseases these kids are bringing, the governor said:
“Well, measles is one that, that comes to mind very quickly and, you know, whatever other diseases that they may or may not have.”Tom Corbett strikes again. #FACEPALM