Conservative actor James Woods is generally a commenter on the news, but a Woods tweet over the weekend is making news of its own.
In the Twitter post, Woods drew his 1.68 million followers’ attention to a case out of New York City that features a suspected MS-13 member’s alleged rape of an 11-year-old girl.
And Woods’ readers responded with revulsion.
According to Fox News, the arrest involved Julio Ayala, 18, a native of El Salvador.
Fox reported that Ayala was arrested Saturday after a manhunt that started Wednesday night, when he allegedly “climbed into the girl’s bedroom in Brooklyn through the second-floor window about 11:30 p.m. and raped her.”
According to the New York Post, Ayala carried a federal Permanent Resident Card, known as a “green card,” which would mean he was in the country legally.
But given the suspect’s purported membership in the notorious MS-13 gang, which has well-known ties to illegal alien networks – and crime — it was a reminder of what is at stake in the illegal immigration debate.
And Woods made his support for one of President Donald Trump’s proposed solutions to the illegal alien problem quite clear: #BuildTheWall.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 2, 2018
And his Twitter followers agreed:
Here #Democrats here who you’re fighting so hard for!!!
I’m disgusted & just want to scream 😫😫😫
— 🐾 Jessica 🐾 (@JesseicaT) September 2, 2018
Good grief ! Yes, build that wall. It should have been built after 9-11…just common sense. #BuildTheWall
— ApopkaFlowerchild 🌸🌸 (@apopkamojo) September 2, 2018
I wonder if Gov Cuomo will call the police thugs like he did ICE?
— Sharon Kamp (@sekamp) September 2, 2018
The rape of a child is horrific, but it’s a crime that would likely pass under the national radar if it weren’t picked up by a conservative with the kind of recognition and Twitter following that Woods has built.
Considering that, the Ayala case might get more recognition than it would have without Woods’ publicizing it — and the price the country pays as a whole for an immigration system that permits criminal gangs like MS-13 might become more apparent.
According to the New York Post, Ayala has been charged with “sexually motivated burglary and first-degree rape.”
As he was led away, according to the Post, neighbors cheered.
“That makes me feel unsafe in my own home,” one woman, a 42-year-old resident of the Brooklyn neighborhood, told the Post.
Woods, and many of his followers, could relate. As the midterms approach, more tweets like this might have an impact on what happens at the ballot box in November.
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