Winter Donation Drive

We're in our 16th year of exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit and need you now more than ever. Can you spare $20 for 2020? If so, then please donate today and read more about why we need your help.

Read time: 1 minute

GOP Rep. Compares Immigrants To Animals: 'Keep The Critters Out!'

Illinois representative Adam Kinzinger compared immigrants to animals during an interview on MSNBC with Katy Tur.
Views:

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) on Tuesday suggested that illegal immigrants are like animals that encroach on his property.

During an interview on MSNBC, host Katy Tur asked Kinzinger if politicians were having trouble ending the government shutdown because the rhetoric around immigration had become “ugly.”

“I think we have to look at all immigrants as human beings made in God’s image,” Kinzinger agreed. “But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a right to defend our territory and our borders and set an immigration policy for legal immigration.”

“Consider the way the president of the United States talks about it,” Tur implored. “He calls them criminals and rapists and he says that everybody that comes across the border is going to try to hurt you or your family.”

Kinzinger argued that Trump’s rhetoric about immigrants being racist is like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) calling a border wall “immoral.”

“I mean, we look at that and go, ‘How is a wall immoral?'” the congressman opined. “I mean, I have four walls around my house and they keep bad people out and critters out.”

“So that’s the same idea,” he added. “We’re just not talking to each other and using the right language to say, ‘We all mean well.’ Democrats mean well, Republicans mean well. Let’s just get our well-meaningness together and do something.”


Winter Donation Drive

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

Via PayPal:
Or mail checks to:
CrooksandLiars.com
PO BOX 66310
Los Angeles, CA 90066

More C&L Coverage

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.