Fox & Friends Brian Kilmeade: Birthright Citizenship is ‘How We Got Gov. Bill Richardson’


During a segment criticizing birthright citizenship, Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade said, “That is how we got Governor Richardson” — referencing Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico, whose mother was a Mexican immigrant.

Donald Trump’s favorite morning crew began the segment with a story on a woman who made it into the U.S. from the migrant caravan, and then had her child on American soil.

“Over the last couple weeks there was a member of the caravan, a woman, eight months pregnant, she and others climbed over the wall,” Steve Doocy explained. “She and the others were arrested on the American side. She was detained, and then she had a baby, and now the baby, according to law, is an American citizen.”

The network then ran an old clip of Michelle Malkin attacking birthright citizenship as “one of the biggest magnets and incentives to come here to and break the law.”

“You can build 50-foot, 100-foot walls all along the 2,000 miles of the southern border but if you don’t turn off these magnets, it is going to result in a continued flow,” she added. “We’re going to see these caravans over and over and over again. Unfortunately, people in both parties don’t want to address it.”

Kilmeade responded to her analysis with the remark about the Democratic governor.

“That is how we got governor Richardson. His mom took a train into America from Mexico, and we have a governor of New Mexico.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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