Fox & Friends guest defends use of pepper spray on migrant caravan: "It's natural. You could actually put it on your nachos and eat it."

Fox & Friends guest defends use of pepper spray on migrant caravan: "It's natural. You could actually put it on your nachos and eat it." 

Border Patrol Foundation President Ron Colburn: "This particular group, the caravan, which has been well organized and supported from outside sources, has a core of violence to it that basically communicates a sense of entitlement"

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From the November 26 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Ron, when you look at those images, what do you think?

RON COLBURN (BORDER PATROL FOUNDATION PRESIDENT): Well certainly, this particular group, the caravan, which has been well organized and supported from outside sources, has a core of violence to it that basically communicates a sense of entitlement. These are persons that one would like to think are true refugees, but they're not showing that in their actions.

DOOCY: When you look at -- and you look at the story, where apparently hundreds of them just decided, you know, we're frustrated, let's make a run at the border, there was a small hole they were able to puncture through the border wall, and they hurled all sorts of rocks, et cetera at the border patrol agents, and then they fired the tear gas. Is that warranted?

COLBURN: Absolutely. And to clarify, the type of deterrent being used is OC pepper spray. It's literally water, pepper, with a small amount of alcohol for evaporation purposes. It's natural. You could actually put it on your nachos and eat it. So it's a good way of deterring people without long-term harm.

Previously

Fox host fearmongers about migrant caravan: "The situation at the border is getting dangerous"

Tomi Lahren on caravan of asylum seekers: People "should be upset and outraged when there is invasion by foreigners"

Fox's Megyn Kelly: Pepper spray used on UC-Davis protesters is "a food product, essentially"

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