A former Republican congressman known for his outspoken views on immigration is vowing to fight a Colorado mayor and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Tom Tancredo angered liberals on Capitol Hill with his views on illegal immigration and now he operates Team America PAC and is also involved with V-Dare, an immigration watchdog group that states it stands for "patriotic immigration reform."
Both organizations have been labeled "hate groups" by the SPLC and, more recently, a 2018 conference planned by V-Dare in Colorado Springs was cancelled due to its alleged ties with the white nationalist movement.
Tancredo tells OneNewsNow that he blames Mayor John Suthers for cancelling the conference, an action that falls outside his capacity as mayor and merits a lawsuit which Tancredo is weighing, he says.
The conference was scheduled at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, which cancelled the event a day after Suthers denounced the conference and vowed the city would refuse to "provide any support or resources," which would presumably include a police presence.
Tancredo says the event center told him it was afraid of hosting a "contentious" event, especially if Colorado Springs refused to provide police protection.
"So they cancelled," he says.
Regarding the SPLC, Tancredo says he is proud to be associated with immigration watchdogs that are labeled "hate groups" by the left-wing organization.