Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro Pushes White Supremacist ‘Replacement’ Conspiracy Shared By El Paso Shooter

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro got on the air on Thursday to push an incredibly racist conspiracy theory adopted by multiple white supremacist hate groups about how people of color are looking to “replace” white people.

“You’ve got people with, we’ve got voter rolls, that haven’t been purged of dead people in years where the Democrats have resisted that,” she said to Fox Nation’s Todd Starnes during a 12-minute interview.

“Think about it. It’s a plot to remake America, to replace American citizens with illegals that will vote for the Democrats.”

Whether the reason for it is to crush Republicans or the mythical “white genocide,” the “replacement” conspiracy theory goes back decades and has deeply antisemitic as well as racist roots. According to GQ, the most modern version of this hateful theory goes back to The Turner Diaries, a 1978 novel by neo-Nazi William Luther Pierce.

Extremist expert J.M. Berger estimates that this piece of fiction has inspired at least 200 murders, and the conspiracy theory was cited by the El Paso shooter who murdered 22 people, explicitly targeting Latinx individuals.

Pirro has been plugging her new book, which is also about the white supremacist conspiracy theory, called Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge: The Left’s Plot to Remake America. And you’ll never guess who is helping to promote this love letter to racism.

Versions of the “replacement” theory have been popping up all over Fox News and other right-wing media outlets, not to mention in Republican politicians’ mailers and speeches.

Meanwhile, Tucker Carlson is on air insisting that the entire idea of white supremacy in the U.S. is a “hoax.” Many people of color, who are put in serious danger by these racist theories, beg to differ.

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