A California state lawmaker is calling for the resignation of Fox News "The Five" co-host Bob Beckel after an on-air rant that included a racial slur.
"The Chinese are the single biggest threat to the national security of the U.S.," Beckel told listeners Thursday. "They have been, they will be and they can wait, they're very patient.
"Do you know what we just did? … We bring them over and we teach a bunch of Chinamen – er, Chinese people – how to do computers and then they go back to China and hack into us."
State Sen. Ted Lieu of California called on Beckel to resign over his comments regarding Chinese people.
"I am one of those 'Chinamen' with 'Oriental' eyes that immigrated to America and majored in computer science," said Lieu. "I also served on active duty in the United States Air Force and continue to serve my country in the reserves. And today, as an American and as a California state senator, I call on Mr. Beckel to resign. … We should all be alarmed by the racist, xenophobic comments by Fox News host Bob Beckel. His comments have no place in America."
Lieu noted that in 2013, Beckel said he went swimming and his "eyes blew up" so he looked "Oriental."
In 2010, Beckel, a regular advocate for progressive policies on the cable news channel, blasted Atlas Shrugs publisher Pamela Geller, a commentator for WND, over her concern about the "Islamization" of America.
"You better be very careful … you're a woman. Be very careful saying who I carry water for because you have no idea what you're talking about," Beckel said in a heated exchange on Fox.
Geller was on the program to discuss a "60 Minutes" interview about the Ground Zero mosque in New York City, which had outraged many because of its presence at Ground Zero, where the Twin Towers stood before being destroyed by Islamic jihadists Sept. 11, 2001.
The program, "Money Rocks," was hosted by Eric Bolling, who is now one of Beckel's co-hosts on the channel's weekday show "The Five."
The topic was the "60 Minutes" interview with Feisel Rauf, an imam working to build a mosque at Ground Zero. He told the interviewer that building the mosque there was "the right thing to do" and "America needs it."
Geller described the comments and the interview as the perfect illustration "of the crippling bias in the mainstream media. America needs? It's patently wrong."
Geller, co-founder of the group Stop Islamization of America, called the interview a "big wet kiss" to Islamic supremacists in America.
The imam, according to research by Bolling's show, earlier called "U.S. policies" an accessory to the crime of 9/11 and claimed that in "the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the U.S.A."
Beckel told viewers previously: "At some point, we are going to have to get over 9/11," lamenting that police in the U.S. today waste time looking for "nonexistent" terrorists.
"I don't why you're carrying water for the most radical ideology in the world today," Geller told Beckel. "There have been 20,000 documented radical Islamist attacks since 9/11."
"You better be careful," Beckel responded.
Jabbing his finger at Geller, he warned, "Don't start putting me in the middle of your crap."
Geller, whose books include "The Post-American Presidency," "Stop the Islamization of America" and "The Ground Zero Mosque," responded with her own finger-jab, saying, "Don't you point at me."
"I'll point at you all I want," Beckel said.
Talking over her, he accused her of having 15 minutes of fame and picking on a "bunch of Muslims."
She was saying Beckel was picking on women.
"Look at how you're talking to me," she said.
Ahmed Rehad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, apparently on the program to discuss the "60 Minutes" interview, attacked Geller by calling her names, such as "bigot."
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