Sen. Gillibrand: Saying ‘Chain Migration’ a ‘Racist Slur


And now, the dumbest thing you’ll hear all day and perhaps all week. (But keep checking back!)

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s appearance on ABC’s The View has provided many an eyebrow-raising moment, but what she said about immigration reform is right up there with Nancy Pelosi saying, “Trump is trying to Make America White Again.”

When asked about President Trump’s proposed plans for DACA recipients, Gillibrand dubbed it racist. She even stated emphatically that anyone that used the term “chain migration” is actually speaking a “racist slur:” 

"I think a lot of President Trump’s rhetoric is racist. Let’s be very clear. When someone uses the phrase chain migration, it is intentional in trying to demonize families, literally trying to demonize families and make it a racist slur. It is not right. And so, we have to change the debate. These are people, these are families. And as elected leaders —  I mean, the way I look at it — I’m going to fight for your child and these children as much as I’m going to fight for my own. And that is our job as elected leaders, to fight for these kids."

This is your Democratic Party. Any questions?