Fox News contributor and right-wing darling Tomi Lahren is one of the most heartless people around when it comes to the issue of immigrants seeking to come to the United States. On Wednesday, this is what she to say about the Trump administration’s decision to invalidate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
We are indeed a nation of immigrants. We are also a nation of laws. Respect our laws and we welcome you. If not, bye. #DACA
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) September 6, 2017
Knock knock, Tomi. Who’s there? Oh, just Mr. Karma, coming to slap your right across your bigoted, narrow-minded face.
Jennifer Mendelsohn decided to do some genealogical research on Ms. Lahren, and she posted her results in an article she wrote for Wonkette.com:
“I was curious how long it would take me to hit an immigrant if I dug into the tree of Tomi Lahren, the platinum blonde, snowflake-hating ultra-conservative firebrand recently hired by Fox News. The answer was not long, but I never expected to hit pay dirt quite like I did.”
What Mendelsohn found is nothing short of earth-shattering: Lahren’s great-great-grandfather Constantine — sometimes spelled “Konstantin” — Dietrich was brought before a grand jury in Bismarck, ND, and charged with forgery of a naturalization document and “willfully, unlawfully, and knowingly” giving a false affidavit as part of his naturalization proceedings.
As Tomi herself said, “We are a nation of laws.” So does that mean the Lahren clan will now be leaving the country and returning legally?
As she continued her research, Medelsohn also uncovered the following facts:
- Constantin Dietrich was born in Odessa, Russia in 1887.
- Dietrich immigrated to the United States at the age of 18 in 1905.
- In May of 2017, Dietrich went before a grand jury in North Dakota for violations of the Naturalization Act of 1906.
Can you say perfect irony?
In her article, Mendelsohn adds the following details of what transpired regarding Constantin Dietrich:
“The grand jurors accused him of swearing falsely to the date of his declaration, and of altering the original papers (‘with a knife or steel eraser or other instrument unknown to the Grand Jurors’) to make it look like his declaration of intention to become a citizen had been executed in 1911 rather than 1909, apparently because he’d let too much time elapse before completing the naturalization process.”
How embarrassing. Sounds like Tomi Lahren needs to be taken into custody by ICE and sent back to Mother Russia.
But wait. It turns out that Dietrich caught a major break and was acquitted by the jurors, even though the evidence showed he had lied.
So what should we think of Tomi Lahren knowing what we now know? Again, Mendelsohn speaks for all of us:
“It’s pretty damn ironic that she continues to claim the moral high ground on this one, throwing stone after stone at illegal immigrants, unaware that she’s been living in a proverbial glass house all along.”
How’s that karmic slap feeling right about now, Tomi?
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