During an appearance on Fox News’ “The Five” on Monday right-wing host Jeanine Pirro launched into a racist rant as she railed against the Biden administration’s handling of the migrant surge at the southern border while describing migrant children as a “lower level of human being.”
“The bringing of these children into this country, where they will be forever connected to a cartel, is slavery,” Pirro said. “What we’re doing here is we are promoting a lower level of human being, who will be controlled from other countries.”
“So stop trying to make this about this is who ― not who we are,” she added. “This is about crime coming into this country and it’s a reality. And we’re losing.”
Social media users called out her “lower level of human being” comment as overt white supremacy and likened it to Nazi rhetoric. A key tenet of Nazi ideology was to define and portray Jews as untermenschen, or subhuman. It’s the second time this month Pirro has been compared to Nazis over her remarks on immigration.
Republicans have blamed Biden for the uptick in migrants trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the reversal of his predecessor Donald Trump’s harsh immigration policies was drawing more migrants to the border. The Biden administration has dismissed that, arguing that they were left with a broken and inhumane system.
Watch “The Five” segment below.
Jeanine Pirro on migrant children: "The bringing of these children into this country where they will be forever connected to a cartel is slavery. What we're doing here is promoting a lower level of human being who will be controlled from other countries" pic.twitter.com/BEinzzJC3a
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) March 22, 2021