On CNN’s Legal View today, host Ashleigh Banfield went into a full rant over people protesting the buses of illegal immigrants arriving in California over the last week.
(h/t The Daily Banter)
Banfield was speaking with the spokesperson for a group offering pro bono legal services to the hundreds of children from Central America seeking to enter the United States. After wrapping the interview, Banfield has words for people who are protesting how the government is handling the situation.
“For any you out there about to tweet me saying that I think immigration is just fine, and they should all be let over the border, stop right there. That’s not what this is about. If you’ve ever been in a war zone, and I have, and I have seen refugees pouring over borders, half their families murdered, the other half tortured, they’re running for their lives, many of them women and children, it is devastating. It’s devastating. And God help if you’re ever in need of help and you show up and there’s a bus telling you to get out. This is America. Just read what we’re about. Just, just read.”
Liberal website The Daily Banter first posted the story, offering uncritical applause. It was a reaction predicted on The O’Reilly Factor last night, when Rep. Louie Gohmert expressed his anger over liberals claiming the sole mantle of compassion in this situation.