Border Patrol Foundation president slammed after telling Fox News migrant children could put pepper spray 'on your nachos'
Amid widespread outrage and condemnation over the tear gassing of mothers, their children, and other asylum seekers and migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday, Ronald Colburn, president of the Border Patrol Foundation and former national deputy chief of the CBP, appeared on Fox & Friends Monday morning and claimed the gas—which reports said led to children "screaming and coughing in the mayhem" that resulted from it—was really just a "natural" product and "you actually could put it on your nachos and eat it."
As one observer put it, the stupidity of Colburn's statement has to be seen to be believed:
On Fox & Friends, Border Patrol Foundation president defends pepper spraying latinx migrants because “it’s natural. You could actually put it on your nachos and eat it.” pic.twitter.com/QLdQXqqNno— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) November 26, 2018
The outrageous claim and inhumanity of its implications did not go over well:
Nachos.... The layers of racism encapsulated in this short clip is extraordinary. #txlege https://t.co/mZ4gv3PYxo— Rebecca Marques (@Rebecca Marques)1543242632.0
Actually BOTH tear gas and pepper spray were fired at migrants. I’ve been in a tear gas chamber for training purpos… https://t.co/eDwVGlgVCX— Tim Schenck (@Tim Schenck)1543241439.0