(CNN) - Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle told a crowd of Tea Party rally-goers last week that two cities — Dearborn, Michigan and Frankford, Texas — are under Sharia law, the sacred law of Islam.
“We're talking about a militant terrorist situation, which I believe isn't a widespread thing, but it is enough that we need to address, and we have been addressing it,” Angle said according to audio of the rally obtained by the Washington post. “My thoughts are these. First of all, Dearborn, Michigan, and Frankford, Texas, are on American soil, and under Constitutional law. Not Sharia law. And I don't know how that happened in the United States.”
The problem? Well, Frankford, Texas doesn’t really exist.
CNN went to Texas to investigate, check out the video after the jump:
Dallas annexed the city in 1975 and all that remains is a church and cemetery, as a camera crew for CNN’s John King USA found out when they visited on Friday.
Dearborn Mayor Jack O’Reilly told the Associated Press that Angle’s comments were “shameful” and “totally irresponsible.”
Angle’s campaign did not respond to CNN’s request for a comment.
–CNN Senior Producer Todd Sperry contributed to this report.