Democratic Congressman Joe Garcia from Miami, Florida, made a controversial statement during a Google Hangout video conversation. Garcia was talking about immigration and crime when he said, "Two of the safest cities in America, two of them are on the border with Mexico. Of course the reason is that we've proved that communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there's no crime."
Rising Response shared the video on YouTube.
Florida newspapers are reporting on the controversy. Garcia told The Miami Herald, "This is an absurdity, accusing the son of Cuban immigrants of believing in Communism is just ridiculous."
The Miami Herald also corrects Garcia's statement that Juarez is the most violent city in the Americas. Instead it is San Pedro Sula, Honduras.