FOX News Channel correspondent Hillary Vaughn asked Democrats for their comments on the migrant crisis.
“People are breaking the rules — paying a criminal organization to do so — to get to the front of the line. Does that concern you?” she asked Johnson.
He replied by asking the reporter, “Have you ever been to the border before to see what’s happening?”
After Vaughn replied that she had indeed spent “a lot of time at the border,” Johnson tried to contest the premise of her question.
“You didn’t talk with the right people, apparently,” Johnson argued. “Because your information, your question is based on, you know, your questions are kinda off base.”
Conservative commentators shared the clip on social media to slam Johnson.
“Time for some buses to go to Hank Johnson’s district in Atlanta: Georgia’s fourth congressional district,” journalist Miranda Devine wrote, referring to how many Democrats have changed their tune on immigration after illegals were bused to their areas.
Many commentators referred to the 2010 House Armed Services Committee hearing in which Johnson notoriously voiced his concern that the U.S. territory of Guam could “capsize” if too many people were on the island.
“You’d think at least Johnson might be concerned that if too many people come to the U.S. illegally the country might capsize,” Twitchy’s Doug Powers wrote.
FOX News contributor and attorney Leo James Terrell dubbed Johnson the “King of the Idiots!”