Lou Holtz Tells Immigrants To 'Learn English' In Xenophobic RNC Rant

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Carol Nisar
Lou Holtz, an ESPN sports commentator, told a Republican audience today that he thinks immigrants are "invading" the U.S. and need to "learn English."

As part of the GOP’s National Convention this week in Cleveland, Ohio, Lou Holtz spoke at a pro-life event on Tuesday.

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It is suspected that Holtz may have been drunk during his speech.

The Daily Beast reported that Holtz deemed the high number of incoming migrants to the United States as an “invasion” and that these new immigrants need to learn how to assimilate to American culture better.

The legendary former Notre Dame football coach and ESPN commentator made a point that immigrants to the U.S. need to “learn English” and “become us.”

He said the overtly xenophobic words,

“I don’t want to become you. I don’t want to speak your language, I don’t want to celebrate your holidays, I sure as hell don’t want to cheer for your soccer team.”

At this, the assembled Republican crowd cheered and laughed.

Ironically, Holtz is known for garbling his words. How could he possibly tell anyone to learn English when he is barely capable of stringing together a coherent sentence?

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