On "The Five" Friday, Jedediah Bila said it's "really, really pathetic" for some Democrats to claim the ongoing battle over border security funding is about race.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) claimed on MSNBC Thursday that President Trump's real agenda is to make “America pure” by not having immigrants or “folks of color” in the country and shutting down all legal immigration.

Bila said Democrats are politicizing the immigration debate, and their goal is to deny the president a victory on one of his signature campaign promises.


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"All of these Democrats talking about race, it always makes me laugh," Bila said, noting that more than 51 percent of Border Patrol agents are of Hispanic heritage.

"This is not about what color you are, whether you're white or brown, this is not about that," she continued. "This is about drugs, this is about human trafficking, and anyone who makes this about race is really, really pathetic in my eyes and doesn't have a strong argument."

She noted that race did not come up when former President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer both spoke out about illegal immigration and the need for border security several years ago.

"They're making it about race, because, once again, that is a campaign talking point they need against Donald Trump. It's lame, and it's not going to stick."

Watch the segment from "The Five" above.


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