Republican Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unabashedly hyped the white supremacist “Great Replacement” idea on Thursday night time, ominously warning Fox Information viewers that Democrats are utilizing immigrants to “take over our nation with out firing a shot.”
Showing on Fox Information’ The Ingraham Angle, Patrick mentioned Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s emergency order shutting down six factors of entry alongside the southern border amid a renewed surge in migrants. Within the border group of Del Rio, U.S. Border Patrol says there are greater than 9,000 migrants crowded into a brief staging space, with 1000’s extra anticipated to cross the border quickly.
It didn’t take lengthy for the lieutenant governor to liken the huge wave of migrants to an invasion of the nation and the destruction of the GOP.
“Let me inform you one thing, Laura, and everybody watching: The revolution has begun,” Patrick informed Fox Information host Laura Ingraham. “A silent revolution by the Democrat Celebration to take over the nation.”
Calling on “each pink state” to invoke Article IV, Part 4 of the Structure—which ensures the nation “shall shield” every state from being invaded—Patrick stated that an invasion is outlined as “an unauthorized, uninvited, unwelcome incursion” right into a territory.
“This isn’t approved by the state of Texas, it’s not welcomed by the state of Texas or every other Republican state I do know, and they aren’t invited,” he fumed. “Each pink state ought to invoke this clause as a result of each pink state is being impacted and the blue states reportedly don’t care.”
At that time, Patrick then went full “Nice Alternative” idea, which has been described as a “white supremacist tenet that the white race is at risk by a rising tide of non-white” and a perception that liberals are changing white voters with Black and brown immigrants.
“After I say a revolution has begun, they’re permitting this 12 months in all probability 2 million—that’s who we apprehended, perhaps one other million—into this nation,” Patrick dramatically exclaimed. “No less than in 18 years, even when all of them don’t change into residents earlier than then and may vote, in 18 years each considered one of them has two or three kids, you’re speaking about tens of millions and tens of millions and tens of millions of recent voters, and they’re going to thank the Democrats and Biden for bringing them right here.”
He added: “Who do you suppose they’re going to vote for? So that is attempting to take over our nation with out firing a shot. That’s what is going on.”
The conservative Texan is basically echoing the identical excessive rhetoric—which has been the inspiration behind several racist mass shootings—that’s change into increasingly common on Fox News and within the Republican Party.
Fox Information star Tucker Carlson, for one, has repeatedly superior the alternative idea, prompting the Anti-Defamation League to call for his firing this past spring. The community, nonetheless, waved off the ADL’s complaint and stood absolutely behind its host.