I don’t usually pick a fight with Corey. I like Corey. I often don’t like what Corey says and does, but I still like him.
Today I feel I must criticize him on two issues– A gun raffle and calling Carlos Martinelly a dreamer.
The first is irresponsible and the second is simply a bold-face lie.
Corey is sponsoring a raffle for an AR-15 in camouflage. WTF!!??!! Suppose someone like me won the raffle. I have no business owning an AR-15. I have no idea how to use it. I have had no training. To give me an AR-15 would be irresponsible!
According to Manassas Patch:
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA — This certainly qualifies as an unorthodox method of political campaigning, but Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart is anything but orthodox.
That’s why it’s not all that surprising the Republican gubernatorial candidate is offering those who contribute to his campaign a chance to win an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
There’s a picture of the rifle on campaign material, over which Stewart says “Giving Away an AR-15 for Christmas.”
The rifle is featured prominently on the registration form, as well, where suggested donations range from $50-$5,000.
The Washington Post also weighed in:
In a news release Saturday, Stewart announced the AR-15 giveaway knowing full well that it would probably attract controversy — and news coverage.
“If elected to be your next Governor, you can be 100% CERTAIN I will never compromise on your God-given right to keep and bear arms,” Stewart wrote. “In fact, even though I’m sure it’s certain to send the liberal media into a frenzy, to show my dedication to the Second Amendment my campaign is GIVING AWAY an AR-15 to one lucky supporter.”
Corey obviously just speaks before getting the facts. Corey announced on FoxNews ( The Kelly File) that Carlos Martinelly (Montano), now in prison for killing a nun while drunk driving, is a Dreamer. No, Corey. Carlos was not a Dreamer. He didn’t have good grades and he didn’t stay out of trouble. Those two criteria are necessary to be considered a Dreamer. How do I know? I taught him.
From www.coreystewart.com website:
Last night, Corey Stewart went on the Kelly File to address a possible softening in tone on immigration by the incoming Administration. Donald Trump recently stated, “We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud,” in a Time Magazine Interview.
Corey is cautiously optimistic Trump will stand by his campaign promises regardless of the softened rhetoric, and stressed the importance of fulfilling those promises that millions of Americans voted for.
“57% of them are adults. In Prince William County, one of these so called Dreamers was released by the Obama administration and killed a nun. Mr. Trump needs to keep his promise! 63 million people took him at his word when he made the promise to rescind this illegal executive order,” said Stewart in the interview. “We have to establish law and order in our immigration system. What’s the point of even reforming the law, if we’re not going to enforce it,” Stewart said.
Dreamers have certain criteria they must meet. Carlos was not even thinking about college. I am tired of this situation being used as a rally cry against illegal immigrants. Carlos was an habitual offender. Let’s talk about his issues under that mantle. His immigration status really had little to do with the crime he committed.
Corey, not all young illegal immigrants are classified as Dreamers. Please be intellectually honest.
At this point I am convinced Corey will say or do anything to get elected. Maybe he is becoming Alt-Corey. Spreading false information just to serve one’s own purposes is just deplorable.