Fiery Pirro on Protests vs. ICE, Trump: 'We're Witnessing the Evolution of a Socialist Coup'
In her Opening Statement, Judge Jeanine Pirro said that the rise of socialism in America "has never been more clear."
"Today's demonstrations are part of an ongoing step-by-step agenda to change our country at its very core," she said, noting calls to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and President Trump's zero-tolerance policy at the border.
Pirro called out New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon for straying "so far from the interests of the American people" in suggesting ICE's elimination.
Nixon also called ICE a "terrorist organization," according to NY1 News.
"The whole point of ICE is to protect the American people from illegals who would do us harm physically and financially," Pirro said.
Judge Jeanine said that the truth is Americans want immigration enforced, but the narrative of protests against its enforcement is "backwards."
She added that migrant family separation occurred before Trump took office and that before he did, "no one cared, objected or protested."
"Trump issues an executive order to end family separations and yet they still oppose him," Pirro said.
Judge Jeanine said that the "overarching message" being sent is that illegal immigrants are "entitled" to everything legal citizens have.
.@JudgeJeanine: "Right now in America, there are forces dug in, organized, and well-funded doing whatever is necessary to make socialism happen. Today's demonstrations are part of an ongoing step-by-step agenda to change our country at its very core." pic.twitter.com/g12gIJq1tH
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She said that similar to the Women's March, anti-Trump protests are very well-organized and about more than politics.
"They are ideological," she said. "We are witnessing the evolution of a socialist coup."
Pirro said that although Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) deserves credit in her unexpected upset in the Democratic U.S. House primary, she won with the help of the Democratic Socialists of America.
"Socialists are beginning to win elections at the state and national level, defeating even long-term incumbents," she said. "Expect more hard-left Democratic candidates to run."
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