Former judge and current Fox News host, Jeanine Pirro is under fire for racist remarks she made while criticizing the border policies of President Joe Biden. It's the second time this month that Pirro has been accused of racist rhetoric.
On the The Five, Pirro discussed the current issues at the border with other conservative personalities. According to her, on a recent trip she says the border was open.
This led to her now infamous remark that our border policies are "promoting a lower level of human being."
Jeanine Pirro on migrant children: "The bringing of these children into this country where they will be forever con… https://t.co/UjZENVKShJ— Lis Power (@Lis Power)1616448636.0
The full quote that Pirro said is:
"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 we are promoting a lower level of human being, who will be controlled from other countries."
"So stop trying to make this about this not who we are. This is about crime coming into this country and it's a reality, and we're losing."
The comment about a "lower level of human being" was compared to the rhetoric of the Nazi regime, as well as criticized for being openly racist.
It's not the first time this month Pirro has been accused of Nazi-like comments. Earlier this month, the Fox News host accused immigrants and asylum seekers of being a diseased part of a conspiracy to replace Americans.
On Hanity, Pirro said:
"Every one of these kids… is part of a chain migration to bring in a whole new family. People can't afford to live. They're losing their businesses. They're losing their hopes and dreams and ambitions."
"We've got people being released at the border right now who've got COVID. They've got all kinds of diseases. They are being released into the United States."
Online commenters found Pirro's comments about migrant children evil.
Jeanine Pirro thinks migrant children are lower level human beings. She loves her Nazi talking points She is deplo… https://t.co/pJ2BeooRkR— Thesheepingofamerica (@Thesheepingofamerica)1616520573.0
Jeanine Pirro Describes Immigrant Children As A 'Lower Level Of Human Being' That's hilarious. Fox News is a LOWER… https://t.co/HwpDTMbrdj— Mad Scientist (@Mad Scientist)1616516874.0
It’s the second time this month the Fox News host's remarks on immigration have drawn comparisons to Nazi rhetoric.… https://t.co/mcjCGVyeeY— Ray Sangani 🇺🇸 🗽 (@Ray Sangani 🇺🇸 🗽)1616535980.0
Oh my God.🤦🏼♀️”A lower level of human beings.” Was Jeanine Pirro finally able to release her hatred of brown people at the border? #ReidOut— Girly Girl (@Girly Girl)1616541961.0
The Biden administration has been fighting an uphill battle on immigration. They inherited a broken system from their predecessors and are being criticized by Republicans for what they see as a soft border policy.
There is a lot of work to do to reverse the inhumane policies of the previous administration, but there's worry that Biden over-promised on his ability to provide positive solutions. The plans of the administration have seen new detention facilities open for unaccompanied minors, which has led to criticism from progressives.
Despite this, people like Pirro still criticize the administrations policies as being too soft.
It's been a recurring theme for the right to attack the new administration for their approach to the border. However, Biden's policies have been attempting to control the new influx of hopeful migrant crossers by expelling most adults and allowing children to stay.
Additionally, the new influx of potential migrants hasn't been tied to any policies or promises made by the new administration. Instead, there's been a dramatic climb beginning last year, at the start of the pandemic, of people trying to cross the border to escape violence, natural disasters, and poverty.
Despite this, Pirro's lament about the infamous border wall that was promised by former President Donald Trump is in vain. Studies have been inconclusive about its ability to have stopped this influx of new migrants.
But that information won't stop Fox News.
Remember when conservatives had a snowflake meltdown because @HillaryClinton called them deplorable? Imagine the… https://t.co/85LuxGDZPY— Kyle Reed (@Kyle Reed)1616529052.0
Mrs. Box-o-Wine herself, @JudgeJeanine should to look in the mirror before referring to others as a "Lower Level of… https://t.co/OU3v3NENHo— John Hook (@John Hook)1616542790.0
Jeanine Pirro had the nerve to refer to immigrants as lower level humans. FOX said they will be run by cartels. Gra… https://t.co/Z16L6M5HKt— Jada Jones (@Jada Jones)1616544453.0
Jeanine Pirro called immigrant children “lower level human beings”. She is a racist and should be fired immediatel… https://t.co/GOWQQmLeEn— All Out Of Bubblegum (@All Out Of Bubblegum)1616541910.0
The Nazi rhetoric being used by Fox News has many worried about the open nature of fascism in the United States. From Pirro calling immigrants a diseased conspiracy, to House Representative Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina making light of deaths in the holocaust to sell merchandise, the state of the modern Republican party isn't looking great.