TOPEKA — State Rep. Virgil Peck issued an apology today for comments that he made about shooting illegal immigrants.
Peck, a Republican from Tyro in southeast Kansas, handed out a statement on the House floor at about noon today.
“My statements were regrettable. Please accept my apology,” Peck said in a statement that he signed.
Peck made the comment Monday during a committee meeting grappling with how to deal with controlling the wild hog population.
Peck said, “if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works, maybe we have found a (solution) to our illegal immigration problem.”
Peck later said he was joking and told the Lawrence Journal-World after the hearing that his constituents are upset with illegal immigration.
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