Tomi Lahren Says Americans Will Be ‘Armed and Ready’ to Protect Themselves Against Immigrants
Far-Right Fox News personality Tomi Lahren is no stranger to incendiary, racist rhetoric, but her statements against immigrants in a recent Fox Business appearance are chilling even for her.
While making the case for why civilians need guns to sufficiently protect themselves against the world's most expansive military arsenal, Lahren warned that gun rights activists would be "armed and ready" against undocumented immigrants.
Fox host Tomi Lahren suggests that Americans may need to shoot immigrants: "We are going to be armed and ready, bec… https://t.co/vUEMsO7eRU— Media Matters (@Media Matters) 1568394359.0
"This is your right," Lahren told Fox Business host Stuart Varney, "Your right to protect and defend yourself and your family."
"And all the things the Democrats want to put in place — my goodness, if they want to open our borders, you better be sure the people in Texas, the people in South Dakota, the people in the middle of this country, we are going to be armed and ready, because we have to have a means to defend ourselves from — who knows who's coming in?"
Last month, a racist gunman murdered 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso to "defend against the Hispanic invasion of Texas."
Lahren's endorsement of shooting immigrants is dangerous rhetoric and people were quick to call her out on it.
@mmfa How is this not incitement to armed civil rebellion?— gunnergoz (@gunnergoz) 1568394420.0
@mmfa Fox sponsors domestic terrorism— A J (@A J) 1568394471.0
@mmfa She's tweeted this before: about how if something isn't done about the border she's going to use her 2A right… https://t.co/xqWxF5fyvs— JKDAnthony10 (@JKDAnthony10) 1568394595.0
@mmfa Someone literally murdered Mexican immigrants in a Walmart like yesterday— Lena (@Lena) 1568394680.0
@mmfa And this is how mass shootings like the one in Texas happen— Stephanie whinthrop (@Stephanie whinthrop) 1568394661.0
@mmfa Normalizing the murder of people for no reason other than "I thought they were an immigrant and might hurt me."— Christi-name your favorite woman president (@Christi-name your favorite woman president) 1568394514.0
@mmfa @FBI Tomi Lahren apprs to be inciting white supremacists to shoot ppl— BestBet (@BestBet) 1568394579.0
Lahren currently hosts Final Thoughts on the Fox News's digital platform, Fox Nation.
Earlier this year, an armed civilian militia set up camp at the southern border for the express purpose of detaining and possibly murdering immigrants attempting to cross into the United States. One of the members said of the immigrants, "We have to go back to Hitler days and put them all in a gas chamber."
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