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.
— Indivisibly Ian (@idbowen85) October 17, 2018
But the idea that citizens will be “replaced” is a new one.
Really?! I have four children, all with spouses, six grandchildren and we are a growing family. How is my family going to be replaced by immigrants? My job? They can have it! Republican power has made companies repulsive to their employees. Get a brain @IngrahamAngle. Use it?
— Barbara Kehl (@Barbee5775) October 17, 2018
— Fikhan (@Fikhan17) October 17, 2018
Question for @FoxNews or should I say "Faux News"? Why do you have this sh*t on the air? @IngrahamAngle is a #hatesayer not a journalist. This is a crime against humanity and against the U.S.A. WTF is the matter with you?
— Kevin O'Brien (@Kevitar) October 17, 2018
Ugh. I really hate that @IngrahamAngle, who has such a toxic, fearful, world view, has a platform to influence others. When will people like her return to the darkness from whence they came?https://t.co/qxzCPRNpsX
— Shecherie (@SheCheRie) October 17, 2018
Yup. Fear mongering against non-white immigrants.
— ◦•●◉✿ รαᶰĐяÃ ✿◉●•◦ (@TexSandra210) October 17, 2018
Some joked that they’d like to replace Ingraham with an immigrant.
When I vote in the midterms, I'm also voting to replace you with an immigrant, Laura. pic.twitter.com/SXFApGWYAK
— KreepyKim Sofia, Creator of Creatures (@KreepyKimSofia) October 17, 2018
Any chance to replace Laura Ingraham with an immigrant?
— Gary Behle (@garybehle) October 17, 2018
I wish Fox News would replace Laura Ingraham with an immigrant.
— Heisenberg (@atheist_in_nc) October 17, 2018
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.
Like the First Lady's family. https://t.co/1yOwoagmOP
— Alec D. Shope (@NotVeryBadRight) October 17, 2018
— Alien Agenda (@AgendaAlien) October 17, 2018
The so called president of the USA practices chain migration!
— D🎃n🎃 K👻n💀🎃👻d (@damonswoman) October 17, 2018
Like the First Lady used ”chain migration “ to bring her parents to the U.S.
— LaJuan Jones (@Novice102450) October 17, 2018
Just like Melanie’s Parents…
— Peter G Geren (@geren_peter) October 17, 2018
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.
@IngrahamAngle thinks birthright citizenship is a travesty. The true travesty is selling hatred.
1. MS-13 has 10k members of the 1.4 million gang members in the US.
2. 95% of drugs enter the US via a ship or boat.
3. From 2005-2014, Immigrants added a net $63 billion to US.
— WLHearns, MST, MBA (@WLHEARNS) October 17, 2018
That has already happened . It’s called “white people” who are not native to this land. White people are the immigrants. You realize that Spanish / Mexican etc people are rooted in indigenous peoples and didn’t immigrate to these lands? White people showed up and pushed them off.
— corrie clark (@corrie_clark) October 17, 2018
That how dictators suppress their citizens, through scare tactics. They’re not reporting news, they’re spreading fear.
— Lisa Colache (@lcolache) October 17, 2018
Laura Ingraham behaves as a racist, fascist, xenophobic proponent of eliminating all people from the US except those like her. With fear she enlists the aid of people who will later come under her attack because they believe she's talking about others they resent and not them.
— Sharan Louise Harper (@SharanLouise) October 17, 2018
The whole of fox propaganda network is the scariest thing that I know, after all they have divided this nation with self serving lies
— Stephrn Hamilton (@iplumbright58) October 17, 2018
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.