Posted on February 7, 2024

Al Sharpton Calls Border Crisis an ‘Invasion’

Alexander Hall, Fox News, February 5, 2024

While bashing some Republicans for not getting on board with the Senate immigration bill unveiled over the weekend, MSNBC host Al Sharpton used the word “invasion” Monday to describe the border crisis {snip}


Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., went on “Morning Joe” to tout the bill he helped negotiate and Sharpton asked him what could be done to get voters to pressure their senators to support the bill.

Sharpton expressed urgency and channeled people “outraged” across the country at the “influx of migrants,” pointing the finger at senators who aren’t on board as the ones “allowing this to continue.”

“What is being done to get the public to really rise up in various states to say to their senators that they want to see the border issue resolved?” he asked. “I mean, you’re getting migrants beating up policemen in the streets of New York. You’re seeing an influx of migrants all over the country that, frankly, have people outraged. Couldn’t there be some kind of public pressure put in the next couple of days in some of these senators’ states saying, ‘Why are you allowing this to continue?’ {snip}”

After mentioning funding to Israel and Gaza, Sharpton went back to the border, referring to the migrant crisis as an “invasion,” a term that sparks outrage among immigration advocates and the left.

“But the border, I mean, we’re looking every day at the invasion of migrants, and they’re playing a time game with politics on this?” Sharpton asked. “Couldn’t the pressure be put to bear in their home states?”