Posted on February 9, 2023

GOP Reps Spar With Oversight Dems at Border Hearing Over ‘White Nationalist’ Claim

Adam Shaw, Fox News, February 7, 2023

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee took aim at a tweet put out by their Democratic counterparts which accused them of fueling “white nationalist conspiracy theories” with a hearing on security at the southern border.

Chairman James Comer highlighted the tweet at the opening of the hearing, which features Border Patrol agents and is on “the front lines of the border crisis.”

Oversight Committee Democrats had tweeted a “good morning and good luck” to everyone except Republican members “who are using today’s hearing to amplify white nationalist conspiracy theories instead of a comprehensive solution to protect our borders and strengthen our immigration system.”

Comer called the tweet “disturbing” and warned that the tweet violates House rules.


“It’s a violation of House rules and the rules of this committee to engage in personalities regarding other members or to question the motives of a colleague. {snip}” he said.


The hearing on the crisis at the border, which saw more than 2.3 million migrant encounters in FY 2022 and more than 251,000 in December alone, features two Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agents.