'Communism Works' Rep: ' I've Spent My Entire Life Fighting Communism'

A Democratic lawmaker who said on video that “we've proved communism works” says he didn't actually mean that. Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) told Breitbart News “I've spent my entire life fighting communism” and the idea he believes it works is “absurd on its face.”

His point was that the U.S. is “blowing money just like the Communists” on border security.

The Daily Caller reported the Florida Democrat made the communism comment during a Google hangout that happened last week when he talked with immigration reform supporters.

“Let me give you an example, the kind of money we’ve poured in,” he said. “So the most dangerous — sorry, the safest city in America is El Paso, Texas. It happens to be across the border from the most dangerous city in the Americas, which is Juarez. Right?”

“And two of the safest cities in America, two of them are on the border with Mexico,” Garcia continued. “And of course, the reason is we’ve proved that Communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there’s no crime.”

“But that isn’t what we should be doing on the border,” he continued. “The kind of money we’ve poured into it, and we’re having diminishing returns.”

Garcia explained to Breitbart News on Wednesday his remarks saying, “I'm making an analogy that we're spending billions of dollars on the border--the safest city in America happens to be El Paso, TX. We are blowing money just like Communists. Spending and throwing out all this money at a problem, and the truth is what we need is comprehensive immigration reform.”

So is Garcia saying that Communism works?

“Listen, I've spent my entire life fighting communism. Bringing refugees from 3rd [world] countries. Working for a group that works for human rights. The assertion is absurd and patently absurd on its face.”


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