Newt Gingrich Goes Full ‘Great Replacement Theory’ on Fox
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to fully support the racist "Great Replacement Theory" in an interview with Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business on Wednesday.
Speaking about Mexican immigrants traveling to the country amid rising COVID-19 cases and low job numbers, Gingrich claimed the immigrants did nothing to represent "traditional, classic Americans."
"The anti-American left would love to drown traditional, classic Americans with as many people as possible who know nothing about American history, nothing about American tradition, nothing about the rule of law," he said.
“If you look at the radical left, this is their ideal model. It's about getting rid of the rest of us because we believe in George Washington or the Constitution, ”he continued. "You see this behavior again and again."
Bartiromo said the performance was "incredible" before attacking New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for his COVID-19 measures.
Gingrich's elevation of the racist theory that immigrants filter out white Americans reflects growing discourse in conservative media and politics. However, the expression, which has anti-Semitic connotations, has been shown to have violent consequences.
The same theory led to a fatal attack in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2019, in which the shooter identified fears of genocide against whites in his “Great Replacement” manifesto. It was also rooted in the deadly attack in Charlottesville in 2017 when the nighttime rally before the anti-Semite incident proclaimed, "Jews will not replace us!"
That didn't stop some Fox anchors like Tucker Carlson from promoting it on the network.
Another terrible week for the terrible person Tucker Carlson
"I know that the left and all those little gatekeepers on Twitter literally get hysterical when you use the term 'substitute'," he said in April, describing newcomers as "obedient" new voters from the "third world". “But they get hysterical because that's exactly what is happening. Let's just say it. That's correct."
Carlson continued his promotion on his show Monday, saying the Biden government wants to open the southern border to "change who lives in this country" in order to garner more democratic votes and keep control of the government.
"You are doing this to undermine democracy itself," he said. "When you change voters, you change the results of elections."
Carlson made his comments from Turkey, where Monday's episode was filmed, because irony is dead.
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