One GOP Leader Flipped the Border Narrative About White Supremacy – Watch
Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) flipped the crazy narrative the Democrats were attempting to put in place saying that Republicans were engaging in white nationalism for wanting stricter border security.
Just before the House Oversight Committee hearing on the border crisis, Democrats on the committee were barking charges that the GOP leaders were planning to use the hearing to promote “white nationalist conspiracy theories.”
The accusation was likely a reference to the “Great Replacement” theory and Republican assertions that border security should be more strict.
The message they were sending out was the Republican Members of the House Oversight Committee have amplified white nationalist “invasion” and “replacement” conspiracy theories.
But Rep. Luna was going to stand for the false narrative. After questioning Border Patrol chiefs, she condemned Democrats who, as opposed to Republicans, want to defund the Border Patrol or Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“For any of the members of this House of Representatives advocating to defund Border Patrol and ICE, not only are you complicit in engaging in aiding and abetting traffickers, but your are hurting minority children,” she said.
This came after Border Patrol chiefs Gloria Chavez and John Modlin said that more funding, and more enforcement, would benefit migrants and ease problems at the border.
With her final question, Luna asked if the majority of Border Patrol agents were white or Hispanic.
“Ma’am, my understanding is the majority of Border Patrol agents are Hispanic,” Modlin responded. “Most of them are first-generation [sic] migrants or migrants themselves.”
This answer proved that defunding the Border Patrol and immigration agencies would adversely impact migrants, who are now serving the U.S., and their families.
This is the exact opposite of the outcome that critics of the Border Patrol really want. And it proved that increasing funding of immigration enforcement is not a white supremacy issue, in fact, it is giving Border Patrol agents the tools they need to care for migrants.
“Clearly we don’t have a white supremacy issue in this country,” Luna said in response to Modlin. “Clearly, it’s an illegal immigration one.”