Kan. Sec. of State speaks out about weekend protest at his home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach spoke out on Thursday about last weekend's protest on the front steps of his home.

Kobach responded to protests by going on public radio station KCUR in Kansas City.

On Saturday, members of the group "National People's Action" rallied in front of his Wyandotte Co., Kan., home.

They showed up with a bullhorn and made their presence known, as they provided video of them on his front lawn.

During the protest, demonstrators dropped of shoes on his porch, as a way to symbolize "fatherless families," who lost a father due to deportations.

Kobach compared the protest to a Ku Klux Klan-style of intimidation. During his radio appearance, he compared the two because of how the group would try to scare people at their homes.

"I just thank God I wasn't there with my kids," Kobach said. "My children would have been terrified to see all these people -- this mob swarming up to our house and shouting things through their megaphones about their daddy."

Kobach said his children would have perceived the protest as a threat.

There have been no arrests; however, Kobach is asking the county to look into the case. Police have also increased patrols in his neighborhood.

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