Jerry Nadler blasted online for suggesting vegetables will ‘rot’ if not for immigrants

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Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) received ire on social media following his speech on illegal immigrants during a Thursday hearing.

Nadler was addressing the Immigration subcommittee when he was trying to make a point about the replacement rate in the U.S. A clip of his comments surfaced on X.

“We need immigrants in this country,” Nadler said. “Forget the fact that the farm that our vegetables would rot in the ground if they weren’t being picked by many immigrants — many illegal immigrants — the fact is that the birthrate in this country is way below replacement level, which means our population is going to start shrinking. And the ratio of people on Social Security and Medicare is going to increase relative to the number
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