Victors' comment went viral

03/25/2013 6:00 AM

03/25/2013 6:29 AM

State Rep. Ponka-We Victors, D-Wichita, the only American Indian serving in the Legislature, inspired a meme on social media after last week's House hearing on whether to stop allowing some children of undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates. Addressing Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who testified in favor of the bill, Victors said: "When you mention illegal immigrants, I think of all of you." The cheers and applause were hushed by the committee chairman. But they continued online. A Londoner tweeted: "Fabulous. The ultimate people-in-glasshouses putdown. Ponka-We Victors, you're my kinda gal." Others variously tweeted: "Oh, snap!" and "bazinga!"

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