Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night launched an attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia, saying the outspoken progressive is “living proof” that U.S. immigration laws are “dangerous.”
“Omar isn’t disappointed in America. She’s enraged by it,” Carlson said, citing Omar’s discussions about various forms of discrimination in the U.S. “That should worry you, and not just because Omar is a sitting member of Congress. Ilhan Omar is living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country.”
Carlson went on to say that Omar, who moved to the U.S. as a child after living in a Kenyan refugee camp, shows that immigration laws are “undermining” America.
“Maybe that is our fault for asking too little of our immigrants. We aren’t self-confident enough to make them assimilate so they never feel fully American. Or maybe the problem is deeper than that. Maybe we are importing people from places whose values are simply antithetical to ours. Who knows what the problem is but there is a problem and whatever that cause this cannot continue. It’s not sustainable,” Carlson said.