MSNBC host Joy Reid recently compared calls to secure the southern border to segregation in the South during the ‘60s.
Reid condemned Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) for calling to enhance border security measures at the southern border after the Supreme Court sided with the Biden administration, ruling that Border Patrol agents can cut or move through razor wire installed along the border by Texas officials to deter illegal immigration.
In her segment on MSNBC, Reid said that the “massive resistance” calling for a secure southern border is like the “old Southerners” who favored segregation in the 1960s.
“And very quickly, this massive resistance, it sounds like the old Southerners who said that we will resist integration by any means necessary, that Chip Roy language. How does that read inside of the Latino community?” Reid claimed.
MSNBC contributor Paola Ramos followed up, saying, “It’s very, it’s very simple, no? If you’re the Republican Party, you’re allegedly the party of laws and order. And you’re essentially telling local authorities to break the law. So, I think once again, going into this image of, you know, who is the party of law and order and who is the party for ‘democracy.’”
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“I think that’s where we have to highlight the hypocrisy regardless of the politics. They’re essentially telling people to break the law,” Ramos continued.
Reid tried to showcase her knowledge of immigration by pointing out that the topic was a top concern among New Hampshire GOP primary voters, who predominantly voted for former President Donald Trump in the recent primary.
Ramos has denounced Hispanics’ desires to learn English and has likened their integration into the U.S. to an “adjacency to whiteness.” Throughout the segment with Reid, she echoed the host’s claims that calls to secure the southern border are reminiscent of rhetoric used in the ‘60s by those who supported segregation.
Since President Joe Biden took office, the U.S. has been embroiled in one of the worst southern border crises in modern history, with millions of illegal immigrants pouring across the U.S. daily. Given the president’s refusal to impose border security measures, high numbers of fentanyl have been imported into America, killing over 100,000 Americans.