AUSTIN (KXAN) – Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has come under fire following a Fox News interview in which he claimed Democrats were allowing undocumented migrants to the United States to obtain a future majority vote.
Patrick presented his theory – often aligned with far-right extremism – in an appearance Thursday night on “The Ingraham Angle”, calling the influx of migrants part of a “silent revolution”.
“… In 18 years, if each (of the migrants) has two or three children, you’re talking about millions and millions and millions of new voters. And they will thank the Democrats and Biden for bringing them here, ”he said.
“Who do you think they’re going to vote for?” Patrick continued.
The Republican added that the Biden administration and the Democrats “are trying to take control of our country without firing a shot.”
The comments have since sparked backlash on social media, with some users and Democratic leaders equating them to the Great Replacement Theory, a white nationalist conspiracy theory.
KXAN has contacted Patrick’s office for comment. Look for an update to this story later today.