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Pelosi In Hot Water Over Statements Concerning Immigrants Needs To ‘Pick’ ‘Crops’

This past Friday evening, extreme backlash chased after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the wake of being accused of trying to exploit migrants to get cheap labor by claiming via a press conference that these migrants were needed just to “pick the crops.”

The statements from Pelosi were seemingly in reference to the sending of a group of 50 illegal immigrants out to Martha’s Vineyard a few weeks ago by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), which seemed to have entirely enraged the entire political left if their responses mean anything.

“Right now, the best thing that we can do for our economy is comprehensive immigration reform,” stated Pelosi. “We have a shortage of workers in our country, and you see even in Florida, some of the farmers and the growers saying: ‘Why are you shipping these immigrants up north? We need them to pick the crops down here.’”

These statements from Pelosi ended up sparking an intense level of backlash and numerous responses from quite a few notable figures:

  • Rich Lowry, author: “A massive and uncontrolled wave of illegal immigration isn’t a solution to anything, but this is how they think.”
  • The Federation for American Immigration Reform: “For Democrats, mass immigration checks two boxes: 1. More future voters 2. Cheap foreign labor.”
  • Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ): “It’s clear Pelosi and Democrats are exploiting illegal aliens and only view them as cheap labor. This is what real racism looks like.”
  • Caleb Hull, digital strategist: “I want you to imagine for a second what would happen if Trump said ‘we need the immigrants down south to pick our crops’ instead of Pelosi.”
  • Miranda Devine, author: “Apart from the fact she can’t speak properly, and is nasty, it’s illegal to employ illegal migrants. It’s also disastrous for a country not to make a distinction between legal and illegal migration. At least we have less than six weeks left of this piece of Pelosi.”
  • Will Cain, Fox News host: “So this isn’t racist? No? Is it because she’s a Democrat? Also, yes she sounds like a plantation owner, but what she’s advocating for is literally illegal!”
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