Colorado radio personality Randy Corporon took the stage Saturday in a field outside the Aurora Immigration and Customs Enforcement Processing Center,to open the second “Stand with ICE” rally at that location since Labor Day.Corporon’s remarks were streamed on Periscope by conservative personality Michelle Malkin, whoalso helped organize and promote the event.
After delivering the line “We are standing up for the men and women of law enforcement, the men and women of ICE,” to cheers from the crowd, Corporon segued into an anecdote about author and Fox News contributorMark Levin, who offered words of support for Corporon’s father during a recent health scare.
Corporon’s appreciation for Levin’s compassion did not extend much further than his own father, however, as his remarks quicklymoved onto recent conservative victories—includingan “8-1” ruling by the Supreme Courtupholdinga Trump administration immigrationpolicy against attacks from lower court judges—and then to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent illness.
“That is one tough lady though, you’ve got to give her a great deal of credit for hanging in there,” Corporon began, naming Ginsburg as the one dissenting justice in the case. Ginsburg, 86, underwent radiation for a tumor on her pancreas this summer.
“I mean, really, ifyou were one of the most liberal justices in the history of the United States and you were at this pinnacle, you know, a Supreme Court Justice, and you knew that your days are numbered—I mean, who knows how long she could make it, but she’s not well—she’s, what, Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, I think, was the last round. She knows her days are numbered—and if you saw what Donald Trump is doing on the border, is trying to do to get government out of our health care…just thing after thing after thing. If you were that one super liberal Supreme Court justice, wouldn’t you be trying to live forever?” Corporon asked to chuckles from the crowd.
“I mean, she’s really gotta try and hang on, because that court is really going to move the right direction—back toward the Constitution if she has to step down…” Corporon continued, the end of his remarks drowned out by cheers from the audience.
“But that’s not why we’re here, is it?” Corporon announced at the end of his morbid tangent. From there, he walked the audience through an account of a July 12 rally, during which anti-Immigration and Customs Enforcement protesters shouted insults and lit a flag on fire.
Once again, anti-ICE activists scheduled a protest Saturday to coincide with Corporon and Malkin’s event. Aurora police designated the south side of the Aurora ICE Processing Center for anti-ICE protesters, while the pro-ICE group was asked to keep to the north side of the privately run detention center to avoid confrontations.