Ariz. Congressional Candidate Confuses YMCA Campers for Migrant Children

By Aura Bogado Jul 16, 2014

A self-described conservative Republican candidate running for a seat in Congress joined a protest against migrant children in Oracle, Ariz., on Tuesday, where it was rumored that children would be dropped off in a shelter. Adam Kwasman, who currently serves in his state’s House of Representatives, saw a yellow school bus full of what he thought were child migrants and tweeted–and later deleted–"Bus coming in. This is no compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law."

The politician later told Phoenix’s 12 News Brahm Resnik that he "was able to see some of the children in the buss, the fear in their faces." Resnik broke it to Kwasman that the bus was full of YMCA campers–not migrant children:

Kwasman later tweeted that he was apparently grateful to God that the yellow school bus in question wasn’t carrying migrant children:

Kwasman faces his party’s primary election in August.