Fox News Piñata Goes Ballistic
Rivera defended the caravan during a similar debate on Monday during Fox News’ The Five. They had been discussing border agents’ use of tear gas to disperse the crowds trying to cross into the country at the San Ysidro port of entry between Tijuana, Mexico and the San Diego area.
“This is something that goes to the very quick,” said an emotional Geraldo. “This goes to my soul. Fulfilling my role as the designated piñata on Fox News, I wanna say I am ashamed. This tear gas choked me.”
“Geraldo, again, I appreciate your nice comments. I consider you a friend. But you are way, way off base on this. I have stood at roll calls, I was a law enforcement officer. I’m not looking for anybody’s pat on the back, your tax dollars paid for it, it was a great job. But I ask you the same question Sean asked you. You’re giving a lot of platitudes. Nobody wants to see anybody tear gassed. You win, point stipulated. We both are empathetic to that. But, that was not the choice of the border patrol officials,” Bongino began.
“The choice was made by people who stormed the border illegally. I ask you a very simple question and I would sincerely appreciate an honest answer. You’re standing in the face of these border patrol agents, patrolling our border, just doing their jobs to keep our nation secure,” he continued. “What are you telling them to do when a rock comes at their face? What? What is your answer? Nobody produces an answer?”
Rivera eventually suggested sending Spanish-speaking ambassadors into the crowd in an attempt to dissuade anyone else from rushing the border.