'Stop Lying to Us': Ingraham Blasts Durbin for 'Tired Trope' About Jobs Americans Won't Do
In her "Angle" monologue Tuesday night, Laura Ingraham called out Democrats for claiming that illegal immigrants help the U.S. by doing the jobs that Americans won't -- or can't -- do.
She noted that Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) pulled out a "tired trope" on the Senate floor on Monday when he said that undocumented immigrants are the only ones who will do hard, backbreaking work like manual labor and picking fruit.
"That is offensive on so many levels," Ingraham said, arguing that there are plenty of Americans who will do the jobs that Durbin "turns his nose up at."
Ingraham noted that the claims from Democrats are a hot-button issue among her national radio audience. She said Democrats used to worry about "flooding the nation" with poor people from other countries.
Ingraham pulled out a clip from 1993 in which she noted that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sounded a lot like Jeff Sessions, calling out Mexico for not policing its border.
"For a fair wage, Americans will do and have done these jobs, Sen. Durbin. So stop lying to us," Ingraham said.
She said Democrats don't really care about illegal immigrant workers, and they are more concerned with "remaking the electorate," even if it's at the expense of working men and women.
Ingraham said she would like to hear Durbin or other Democratic lawmakers speak as passionately about the Americans who have lost their jobs -- or their lives -- at the hands of illegal immigrants.
"Whatever Congress' final deal on immigration includes ... the needs of the American people -- the American worker -- should always be priority number one."
Watch Ingraham's monologue above.