'A Dose of Reality' for Dems: Tucker, Laura Take on the Left's Claims of 'Manufactured' Border Crisis
In their respective monologues, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham called out Democrats for their continued insistence that the Trump administration "manufactured" a crisis at the southern border.
After Trump's declaration of a national emergency, federal officials announced Tuesday that more than 76,000 people tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in February, a "remarkable" leap and the highest number of any February in the past 12 years.
The number of illegals attempting to cross the border rose 100 percent from Feb. 2018 to Feb. 2019. Speaking at a House hearing Wednesday, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen battled top Democrats, insisting the crisis is real and a "true emergency" exists.
"Reality has an unpleasant habit of reinserting itself into these things. You can dismiss a crisis as manufactured, but that doesn't mean the crisis doesn't exist," said Carlson, arguing that migrants know they will be released into the U.S. if they claim asylum.
"Everyone in Central America knows this. Why wouldn't they? Since 2000, the number of pending immigration court cases has gone from barely 100,000 to more than 800,000. About 22 million illegal immigrants already live in the United States. That's more people than the populations of 16 U.S. states combined. That is more than the entire New York City metropolitan area, just of people here illegally.
"But remember, it's not a crisis. It's a guaranteed Democratic majority for the next 100 years -- and that's a good thing. Ask CNN," said Carlson.
In her "Angle" commentary, Ingraham said Nielsen delivered a "dose of reality" to Congress, exposing the "big lie" by Democrats.
"We could be looking at nearly 1 million illegals crossing our borders if the trend continues. If these numbers hold, every four months, we'll import the equivalent of the population of Richmond, Va. or Baton Rouge, La. into the United States. And this isn't a national emergency?" Ingraham asked.
She said Democrats at Wednesday's hearing focused on migrant children being kept in "cages," ignoring that similar facilities existed under the Obama administration.
Watch the powerful monologues above.