Thorpe Welcomes Ronnebeck to House To Honor His Son Grant

Father of Murdered QT employee Grant Ronnebeck Steve joins Rep Thorpe on the House Floor.

On Tuesday, Representative Bob Thorpe (R-6) welcomed Steve Ronnebeck, the father of Grant Ronnebeck, who was murdered by an illegal immigrant on January 22, 2015.

Grant was killed while working as a clerk at a Mesa QuickTrip convenience store.

Mr. Ronnebeck shared his pain with the House, saying, “I miss my son every single day – my family has been devastated and ripped apart.”

“None of us can imagine the enormous pain of losing a child. The man joining me today experiences that pain every minute of every day,” said Representative Thorpe.

“At what point are we going to start acting like parents and begin having mature, thoughtful, and empathetic conversations about immigration and our insecure border without fear of offending someone?”

“We owe it to Steve, and the memory of Grant, to commit to a civil and serious conversation about these issues.”

Related article: As DC Debates DACA, Grant Ronnebeck Family Still Mourns

Grant’s murderer, Apolinar Altamirano, age 31, was a DREAMER when he shot Grant as he was counting the change Altamirano had spilled on the counter to pay for his cigarettes.

Steve has spent the years since Grant’s death bringing attention to the need for border security and against the reckless government immigration policies.

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  1. Sadly rather then lead on ideas and principles, the failed left have instead chosen to make the Ronnebeck family’s tragic loss little more then collateral damage in their zest to cheat to victory by packing voter rolls with welcomed criminal aliens.
    In 1962 Ronald Reagan said “I didn’t leave the Democratic party, the Democratic Party left me” and history, now on steroids is repeating itself.
    How anyone in good conscience can side with systemic lunacy to support the policies of the left is mind boggling.
    No matter your position on immigration (legal or illegal), Grant Ronnebeck would be alive today had we just enforced the laws we already have on the books instead of playing party politics.
    How many more people have to needlessly die at the hands of criminal aliens until we get serious about this problem?

    The Oracle

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