During an interview with TPM, Riggs said he doesn’t know why they would follow him.
Immigration protesters, including gubernatorial candidate and former congressman Frank Riggs, had gathered in Oracle, Ariz. to rally against the expected arrival of a busload of Central American migrant children. A group of armed militiamen were providing security for Riggs, Phoenix TV station KTVK reported. [...]
“There were individuals there who were dressed, outfitted as militia types,” Riggs told TPM. “To be honest with you they followed me around, I guess thinking that they might provide some kind of security to me.” [...]
“I neither requested them in any way, shape or form, I didn’t arrange for them to be there nor did I ask for their help or services,” Riggs told TPM.
As we all know, there is nothing more menacing or ferocious than a busload of migrant children, the majority of whom are less than 10-years-old. It very well may be that the services of an old, white militia of Hatriots will be needed to thwart any attempt by the children to ask Frank Riggs ‘may I please have some more?’
Why else would they follow him around like lost puppies? It could be because he’s running on an anti-immigrant, anti-”Obamanization” platform, pledging to secure the border. They’re his constituents.
This seems entirely appropriate.