While arguing Monday that the use of tear gas on hundreds of migrants and asylum-seekers near the U.S. border the previous day was justified, a Fox News guest asserted: “It’s natural. You could actually put it on your nachos and eat it.”
“So it’s a good way of deterring people without long-term harm,” Border Patrol Foundation President Ron Colburn told “Fox & Friends.” Colburn is the former national deputy chief of U.S. Border Patrol, according to an online bio.
The comment recalled when then-Fox News host Megyn Kelly called pepper spray “a food product, essentially” after a police officer at UC Davis pepper sprayed seated student protesters in 2011, leading to some creative Amazon reviews.
Earlier in the interview Monday, Colburn asserted that the so-called “caravan” of migrants and asylum-seekers “has a core of violence to it that basically communicates a sense of entitlement.”
“These are persons that one would like to think are true refugees,” Colburn said, “but they are not showing that in their actions.”
Former Border Patrol national deputy chief: Asylum-seekers and migrants at the border are communicating "a sense of entitlement."
Tear gas used on them is "natural: You could actually put it on your nachos and eat it."
— Matt Shuham (@mattshuham) November 26, 2018