Tomi Lahren responds to genealogist's investigation of her family: 'She failed miserably'

Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren fired back at the genealogist who investigated her family tree following her comments about undocumented immigrants. 

“There is a woman over the weekend who took it upon herself to research my family history in hopes of digging up some kind of a ‘gotcha’ moment, a ‘gotcha’ angle to validate illegal immigration and open borders,” Lahren said on the network Thursday.

The results were shocking, Lahren joked to the co-hosts of “Fox & Friends.”

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“She found that my family who came here in the 1800s from Norway and Germany — that they spoke Norwegian and German,” Lahren said.

The genealogy report came from Jennifer Mendelsohn, the creator of the "Resistance Geneaolgy" campaign, which highlights the family backgrounds of people who criticize immigrants.

Mendelsohn said she dug into Lahren’s family history after the conservative commentator said on Saturday that the U.S. is not a country based on people who come to it with “low skills, low education” and “not understanding the language.”

“Tomi's 3x great-grandmother had been here for 41 years and still spoke German,” Mendelsohn wrote in response. “Her 2nd great-grandmother had been here for 10 yrs. Spoke no English. Her great-grandfather's 1895 baptism from MN? Recorded in Norwegian.”

Lahren said Mendelsohn only proved that her family came to the U.S. legally. 

“But what she was trying to do was call my a hypocrite for believing in merit-based immigration. Again, she failed miserably," Lahren said. 

Mendelsohn also shared a document in September that she said shows Lahren’s great-great-grandfather was indicted by a grand jury for forging naturalizations.

She added that he was later acquitted by a trial jury.

Lahren called on Mendelsohn to investigate Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOn The Money: Trump 'ready' for tariffs on all 0B in Chinese goods | Trump digs in on Fed criticism | Lawmakers drop plans to challenge Trump ZTE deal On The Money: Trump rips Fed over rate hikes | Dems fume as consumer agency pick refuses to discuss border policy | Senate panel clears Trump IRS nominee Dems fume as Trump's consumer bureau pick refuses to discuss role in border policy MORE's (D-Mass.) ancestry next.

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