Fox News host Laura Ingraham is using xenophobia to motivate Republicans to vote. On her show The Ingraham Angle Tuesday night, Ingraham stoked fears over immigration to drive conservative voters to the polls in November.
In a fiery rant, Ingraham warned her viewers that "the cause" of protecting the border would be "totally lost" if "open borders" Democrats win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and that American citizens would be "replaced" with "chain migrants."
“Your views on immigration will have zero impact and zero influence on a House dominated by Democrats who want to replace you, the American voters, with newly amnestied citizens and an ever-increasing number of chain migrants,” Ingraham said.
Watch the full clip below:
The shifting demographics of the American electorate clearly scares the bejesus out of Ingraham and her fans.
They're terrified. They see the writing on the wall. The demographics are changing, and they're not going to be a p… https://t.co/UMwcCjRw2U— Indivisibly Ian (@Indivisibly Ian) 1539793939.0
But the idea that citizens will be "replaced" is a new one.
@SocialPowerOne1 Really?! I have four children, all with spouses, six grandchildren and we are a growing family. Ho… https://t.co/qbc6cDtT3B— Barbara Kehl (@Barbara Kehl) 1539745070.0
New leader of #KKK is @IngrahamAngle Whats wrong with these hate mongers? How your family came to USA? Fox News ho… https://t.co/DzYBznrzg1— TheKhan (@TheKhan) 1539785809.0
https://t.co/txruS3CqEh Question for @FoxNews or should I say "Faux News"? Why do you have this sh*t on the air?… https://t.co/oZx73lbRCb— Kevin O'Brien (@Kevin O'Brien) 1539790533.0
Ugh. I really hate that @IngrahamAngle, who has such a toxic, fearful, world view, has a platform to influence othe… https://t.co/sMrV1Oe53e— Shecherie (@Shecherie) 1539784436.0
@chaddybendaddy @SahilcdesaiC @IngrahamAngle @TuckerCarlson Yup. Fear mongering against non-white immigrants.— Sandra 🇺🇸🇲🇽 (@Sandra 🇺🇸🇲🇽) 1539791170.0
Some joked that they'd like to replace Ingraham with an immigrant.
@IngrahamAngle When I vote in the midterms, I'm also voting to replace you with an immigrant, Laura. https://t.co/SXFApGWYAK— KreepyKim Sofia, Creator of Creatures (@KreepyKim Sofia, Creator of Creatures) 1539785769.0
@HuffPost Any chance to replace Laura Ingraham with an immigrant?— Gary Behle (@Gary Behle) 1539762189.0
@mmfa I wish Fox News would replace Laura Ingraham with an immigrant.— Heisenberg (@Heisenberg) 1539752415.0
Others noted that First Lady Melania Trump brought her Slovenian parents to the United States through so-called chain migration, which President Donald Trump also bemoans quite regularly. The hypocrisy is strong.
@HuffPost Like the First Lady's family. https://t.co/1yOwoagmOP— Alec D. Shope (@Alec D. Shope) 1539794710.0
Dear Laura Ingraham Are you speaking of immigrant FLOTUS and her chain migration parents? #Einsteinvisa for nude mo… https://t.co/sZ0zrcQv6u— Alien Agenda (@Alien Agenda) 1539781074.0
@HuffPost The so called president of the USA practices chain migration!— D🦃n🦃 K🍁nc🦃🍁d (@D🦃n🦃 K🍁nc🦃🍁d) 1539769106.0
@HuffPost Like the First Lady used ”chain migration “ to bring her parents to the U.S.— LaJuan Jones (@LaJuan Jones) 1539789202.0
@HuffPost Just like Melanie’s Parents...— Peter G Geren (@Peter G Geren) 1539787602.0
Ingraham also told her viewers that birthright citizenship is a "travesty" and that Americans desperately need a border wall.
"There's so much on the line for America," Ingraham griped. "Will Trump get the funding for his wall? Will the mass migration from other poor countries in Central America be stopped at all?"
"Will travesties like birthright citizenship finally be ended?"
Birthright citizenship is enshrined in the United States Constitution's 14th Amendment, which the Supreme Court has upheld since its ratification in 1868.
Conservatives such as Ingraham believe that undocumented immigrants abuse this by coming to the United States to have kids, thus guaranteeing their children American citizenship.
But to those who support giving people the opportunity to come to the United States for a better life, the real travesty is Ingraham's brand of fear.
@SocialPowerOne1 @IngrahamAngle thinks birthright citizenship is a travesty. The true travesty is selling hatred.… https://t.co/q1TrCk21Rj— WLHearns, MST, MBA (@WLHearns, MST, MBA) 1539753022.0
@HuffPost That has already happened . It’s called “white people” who are not native to this land. White people are… https://t.co/Xha4dWCIq8— corrie clark (@corrie clark) 1539793548.0
@HuffPost Laura Ingraham behaves as a racist, fascist, xenophobic proponent of eliminating all people from the US e… https://t.co/rg5D8j9cQc— Sharan Louise Harper (@Sharan Louise Harper) 1539784354.0
@HuffPost The whole of fox propaganda network is the scariest thing that I know, after all they have divided this n… https://t.co/h6MQzhm5zy— Stephrn Hamilton (@Stephrn Hamilton) 1539791779.0
@HuffPost Well diversity is what makes the world fun. I feel sorry for her, to have so much hate in your heart must be horrible.— M&M (@M&M) 1539788327.0
Ingraham's show has lost major advertisers after she teased a student survivor of the Parkland school shooting in February. This latest rant probably won't help redeem her.