Kirkpatrick Brushes Off Grieving Grandma With Selfie Invite

Kirkpatrick offers photo-op to grieving grandmother who asks for border security

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Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick cuts short a conversation with grieving Angel grandmother Laura Basurto during Kirkpatrick’s Congress On Your Corner event on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick brushed off a grieving grandmother with an offer of a selfie during her sparsely attended Congress On Your Corner event on Saturday.

Although the congresswoman had touted the event as an opportunity to “talk about issues that are important to you,” she showed little interest in what Angel grandmother Laura Basurto had to say.

Basurto became an Angel grandparent when her 17-year-old grandson, Fernando Jose Basurto Jr., was killed on May 19, 2016 at the hands of a man illegally present in the country, just a few days before he was set to graduate from a West Covina high school.

Basurto told the ADI that she informed Kirkpatrick, D-Tucson, that she had “been calling her office in Washington D.C., and also her Tucson office since January 2019, and since she was not returning my calls, I came to see her.

“I told her my grandson was murdered by an illegal alien. She said she was sorry, and I said, ‘no your not, and you don’t care.’ She responded with ‘yes we do care.’ I replied, “this why I have to confront you because you don’t reply to my calls.

“She asked what I wanted from her. I told her she is part of do-nothing Congress and that she worked for me – the voter. I informed her that I wanted her to do her job and secure the border and make it safe for Americans. Stop the illegal aliens from coming here. All she did was smile and asked if I wanted a photo-op with her, which I refused and also refused to shake her hand.

“She is out of touch with what her constituents want, but did have ‘impeach Trump’ bumper stickers on hand. That’s my taxpayer money hard at work.

Congresswoman Gabby Giffords started the Congress On Your Corner events. In fact, it was at a Congress On Your Corner event that she and over a dozen other people were shot by a madman. Six people died that day in 2011.

Kirkpatrick, who lacks the empathy for which Giffords was much admired and beloved, was criticized for attempting to resurrect the Congress On Your Corner concept. In light of her infamous exit from a Safeway in 2009, after angry constituents tried to to discuss Obamacare, politicos were surprised Kirkpatrick would even try.

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Besides lacking Giffords’ interpersonal skills, Kirkpatrick has also been unwilling to acknowledge the unique difficulties her constituents face living along the crime-ridden southern border.

After resigning her House seat based in Yavapai County to launch an unsuccessful Senate race, Kirkpatrick moved to southern Arizona to run in 2018 for the House seat previously held by now-Senator Martha McSally. The move forced Kirkpatrick, a one time blue dog democrat, to adopt a more progressive stand on illegal immigration and border security.

17 Comments

  1. Shame on Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ). Here, one of her constituents, an “Angel Grandmother” asked our Congresswoman what she was going to do to protect the border after this woman’s grandson was murdered by an illegal alien. All Rep. Kirkpatrick can do is smile and nod before asking the woman if she would like to “grab a quick picture with her”. First, this woman is kicked out of City Council for speaking out against illegal aliens and now she’s disrespected by her own State Representative. It’s disturbing to me, the lack of empathy for the very people who who either voted for her or had no choice and got stuck with her. These are the people for whom she represents. It’s also disgusting to me, the lack of accountability for her failures in the US House of Representatives in particular, and her knee-jerk reaction to blame lack of progress on the Senate. She is Nancy Pelosi’s puppet, and she is incapable of thinking for herself. It’s time for her to be voted out of Arizona politics, so she can retire and stop negatively affecting the lives, safety and security of AMERICAN citizens. VOTE FOR JUSTINE WADSACK (R) IN THE 2020 PRIMARY & GENERAL ELECTIONS! #Wadsack4Congress #AZCD2 #AZ02 #AnnKirkpatrickIsNotMyCongresswoman

  2. Shame on Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ). Here, one of her constituents, an “Angel Grandmother” asked our Congresswoman what she was going to do to protect the border after this woman’s grandson was murdered by an illegal alien. All Rep. Kirkpatrick can do is smile and nod before asking the woman if she would like to “grab a quick picture with her”. First, this woman is kicked out of City Council for speaking out against illegal aliens and now she’s disrespected by her own State Representative. It’s disturbing to me, the lack of empathy for the very people who who either voted for her or had no choice and got stuck with her. These are the people for whom she represents. It’s also disgusting to me, the lack of accountability for her failures in the US House of Representatives in particular, and her knee-jerk reaction to blame lack of progress on the Senate. She is Nancy Pelosi’s puppet, and she is incapable of thinking for herself. It’s time for her to be voted out of Arizona politics, so she can retire and stop negatively affecting the lives, safety and security of AMERICAN citizens. VOTE FOR JUSTINE WADSACK (R) IN THE 2020 PRIMARY & GENERAL ELECTIONS! #Wadsack4Congress #AZCD2 #AZ02 #AnnKirkpatrickIsNotMyCongresswoman

  3. We fired her once, and the stupid voters down south elected her back to office. Unfortunately, we all have to suffer for that. I wouldn’t hire her to wash dishes, but now she’s back on the gravy train, getting fat.

  4. I live in Phoenix, but have been considering moving to Tucson due to their lower home prices. But the politics of Tucson are head-shaking. Lefties elected (unsure of how much voter fraud there is in Tucson) and unresponsive to voters… ignoring the nightmare on the border. Its as if they’re covering their ears like a 6 year old, saying, “I can’t hear you”.

    • As a member of the Pima County Election Integrity Commission, I believe that the elections here, while not perfect, are pretty secure.
      Christopher Cole
      Chair Pima County Libertarian Party

      • Christopher:

        You can’t have forgotten what
        happened with the May 2006 RTA
        (Regional Transportation Authority)
        Bond election. With the economy
        in free fall, the Democrats, Republicans,
        and independents all agreed that the Bond
        would be slaughtered on Election Day.
        Polling numbers were consistently 60% No,
        40% Yes for this massive $2,000,000,000.00
        (billion) tax increase. “Miraculously” it
        magically barely passed. Smelling a rat,
        Democrats joined Republicans and independents
        and called for an investigation/ lawsuit.
        Once the Democrats and Republicans realized that
        this in fact was a MASSIVE voter fraud- they dropped
        out of the lawsuit leaving the independents to carry
        the litigation forward. You may recall that Brad Nelson’s
        Election division destroyed, I mean “lost” the paper trail,
        got the trial moved to Pinal County, and got lots of the
        evidence barred from trial. He got off with a, “I’m sorry.”

        Now electronically flipping about 20% of the vote is the largest
        voter fraud case I’m aware of in the U.S. And I’m afraid on
        a smaller scale it has continued since 2006. Remember Grijalva’s
        pizza party for ballot collection gambit? Without giving specifics
        I have seen first hand voter fraud, reported it, and was told
        “don’t worry about it.” [a very close election)

        The plan to flip votes in the 2016 Presidential election was in
        place until they realized that even the generally ignorant
        American electorate would catch it ruining the future
        opportunity to “nudge” a close election their way. Remember,
        Hillary stumped to empty venues all over the country while Trump
        was packing them in everywhere.

        Even the Democrats recognized that Hillary stole the primary from
        Sanders. Don’t worry, the Democrats bought him a half million dollar
        lakefront property as a consolation.

        And what of the 400+ voting districts that have more than 100% of
        the number of voting age people on the Voter Rolls?

        Forget the tin foil hats. REAL evidence.

        Check out the work done and being done by Judicial Watch.

        https://www.judicialwatch.org/

        Ever wonder how they know who’s won
        sometimes before the polls close and there’s
        tens of millions of votes to be counted?
        Want to lose some sleep?
        Check out:

        http://electionnightgatekeepers.com/

  5. Typical “finger in the wind” carpetbagging
    politician.

    Sadly, the voters are getting what they pay
    for.

    The proverbial saying ‘power corrupts;
    absolute power corrupts absolutely’
    conveys the opinion that, as a person’s power increases,
    their moral sense diminishes.

  6. We the people are mistaken in thinking Ann Kirkpatrick is our US representative. In her mind, Ann Kirkpatrick is simply an unleashed and unhinged law maker doing her bidding and not ours.
    She has once again unashamedly displayed that she couldn’t give a shit about the people she is constitutionality tasked with representing.
    She, her party and her beliefs and ideology clearly exemplify just how out of step and out of touch she and they have become. She clearly represents So. Arizona in name only.
    It’s high time we used her boots to kick her sorry butt to the curb.
    An Ann Kirkpatrick selfie? Really? Hardly worth the cost of a frame.

    The Oracle

  7. Laura Basurto’s grandson was killed 4 days short of his high school graduation by an illegal alien. Congresswoman Kirkpatrick has the blood of this boy on her hands.

  8. Perfect example of elections have consequences, next will be cry’s for term limits, we already have term limits, it’s called vote this anti American pro invader out of office next time around, if not, we deserve everything we get with a smile, plus I’m hoping this old heffer non representative gets the same exact treatment she dishes out to broken hearted grand mothers when she needs help for something very important to her uncaring empty skirt

  9. I was at the BOS meeting when Mrs. Basurto was kicked out by the open borders brain dead Elias. I can’t imagine being an Angel parent, grandparent, sister,brother or friend. Kirkpatrick needs to be taken out quickly. Pick a primary candidate in the R. party and get to work. One that can take Ann down and will support our President.

    • We have a candidate. He is Brandon Martin for CD2. Go to his page Brandon Martin for Congress. You won’t be disappointed with this choice.

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