- Extremists have long circulated a conspiracy theory that white Americans are being systematically “replaced.”
- But the talking point is now being echoed by the Border Patrol agent who leads the agents’ union.
- The rise of the talking point from a law enforcement agent raises new concerns, experts say.
Last month, Brandon Judd, who is a Border Patrol agent and the president of the National Border Patrol Council, a union representing more than 18,000 border patrol agents, sat for an interview with Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer.
Wearing a black polo shirt bearing the crest of his union, the shaven-headed Judd stared intently into the camera as Hemmer asked him why he thinks President Joe Biden has allowed “Virtually an open border.” With a shake of his head, Judd responded: