Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is accusing Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey of “plain racist ignorance” after the Republican governor released a campaign ad warning that people will soon have to “learn Spanish” if President Biden’s border crisis continues.
Ivey, who is currently running for re-election, released a campaign ad in which she stated that if Biden continues sending “illegal immigrants into our states” everyone will need to “learn Spanish.”
“My message to Biden: No way Jose,” the governor declared in the ad.
Speaking on MSNBC, Waters attacked Ivey for her comments, claiming that her ad was racist.
“This is plain racist ignorance in your face,” Waters claimed. “We don’t have time to deal with that kind of stupidity and that kind of ignorance.”
Ivey is refusing to back down or be bullied into silence by accusations of racism. Instead, she fired back.
“There’s nothing racist with telling the truth about the disaster Joe Biden is causing with illegals invading our country. I’m not going to be lectured by a liberal Congresswoman from California. We’ll handle our business in Alabama,” the governor said.
The U.S. has continued to see a massive influx of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border, and the situation is only going to get worse after the Biden administration ends the Title 42 policy on May 23.
“In total, there were 221,303 encounters along the southwest land border in March, a 33 percent increase compared to February,” according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). “Of those, 28 percent involved individuals who had at least one prior encounter in the previous 12 months, compared to an average one-year re-encounter rate of 14 percent for FY 2014-2019.”