Fox News host Jeanine Pirro often echoes conspiracy theories but this time she really went too far — by repeating the same talking points used in a manifesto written by the alleged El Paso shooter who said he deliberately targeted “Mexicans” in the deadly shooting almost one month ago.
On the Thursday segment of Fox Nation’s the Todd Starnes Show, Starnes asked Pirro (who recently compared migrants to a “rampaging horde of Nazis”) if Democrats hate President Donald Trump and his supporters, The Daily Beast and Media Matters report.
Pirro was promoting the “great replacement theory” a conspiracy theory frequently used by white supremacists and insisted Democrats are engaged in a “plot” to “replace Americans with illegals,” Mediaite reports.
And this theory is really preposterous, let me tell you. Still, it has Pirro and Starnes convinced.
“Their plan and their plot to remake America is to bring in the illegals, change the way the voting occurs in this country, give them licenses, they get to vote maybe once, maybe twice, maybe three times,” Pirro said, apparentely being dead serious.
She then accused Democrats of attempting to “get rid of” Trump and “the people like you and me who put him into office.”
To bad that “plan” hasn’t seemed to work so far.
Pirro wasn’t done talking, however. She seems to predict some sort of zombie Democrat uprising. Or something.
“You’ve got motor voter registration on the day of the election, we’ve got voter rolls that haven’t been purged of dead people in years, where the Democrats have resisted that,” she said. “Think about that, It is a plot to remake America. To replace American citizens with illegals.
One can presume she said that with a straight face.
The “great replacement idea” has been gaining steam in the 2017 aftermath of the deadly neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville, Virginia, where chants of “Jews will not replace us.” This so-called theory purports that progressive elites are purposely bringing Hispanics in to change the voting demographics and oust white Americans. The El Paso shooter referred to this in his manifesto and other white supremacists have also cited this as their motivation to commit racial violence.
Here’s a clip of the Pirro/Starnes exchange.
Fox's Jeanine Pirro: "It is a plot to remake America. To replace American citizens with illegals" pic.twitter.com/SIWA1LgyRy
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) August 29, 2019