Sen. Lindsey Graham stopped by ‘Hannity’ Tuesday night to weigh-in on the media’s blatant double-standard when it comes to border security; saying when President Obama uses tear gas it’s to “protect the country” but when President Trump uses tear gas he’s a “cruel, heartless bastard.”
“You see these statistics from the Obama years and all the times they used tear gas: Do you remember any reports, any hysteria from the media about that?” asked Hannity.
“How long does it take to figure this out? When it comes to Obama, when he uses tear gas it’s to protect the country. The narrative is that Trump is a cruel, heartless bastard that uses tear gas on kids. When the Obama administration uses tear gas it’s to protect our country from being overrun,” said Graham.
Watch Sen. Lindsey Graham on ‘Hannity’ above.
REPORT: Border Agents ‘Routinely Used’ Tear Gas Under Previous Administrations
New data obtained by Fox News from the Department of Homeland Security shows border agents routinely used tear gas under President Obama; raising serious questions over the outrage from left-wing pundits and politicians in recent days.
According to Fox News, DHS records show US Customs and Border Protection agents used 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile -commonly referred to as ‘tear gas’- at least 126 times since 2010.
“During the Obama administration, tear gas was used on the border 26 times in 2012, 27 times in 2013, 15 times in 2014, eight times in 2015, and three times in 2016. That compares to 18 times in 2017 and 29 times in 2018 during the Trump administration,” writes Fox.
This is horrendous. We must hold those responsible accountable. Children who approach our country looking for asylum should be welcomed with open arms, not with tear gas.
The Trump administration’s asylum policies diminish America’s promise and project weakness, not strength. https://t.co/bJOtdnf8W5
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) November 26, 2018
“This is horrendous. We must hold those responsible accountable. Children who approach our country looking for asylum should be welcomed with open arms, not with tear gas,” tweeted liberal Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. “The Trump administration’s asylum policies diminish America’s promise and project weakness, not strength.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
BETO ON BORDER: Trump ‘Locking’ Children in ‘Cages,’ Tear-Gassing Migrants
Failed Texas Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke unloaded on the Trump administration’s handling of the ‘migrant caravan’ this week; baselessly asserting the White House was “locking” children in “cages.”
Beto posted his incendiary remarks online just hours after dozens of migrants were apprehended after storming the US border and hurling rocks at American authorities.
It should tell us something about her home country that a mother is willing to travel 2,000 miles with her 4-month old son to come here. How we respond when she arrives tells us something about ours. https://t.co/hrsfjh3drv
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 26, 2018
“It should tell us something about her home country that a mother is willing to travel 2,000 miles with her 4-month old son to come here,” O’Rourke posted.
“[It] should tell us something about our country that we only respond to this desperate need once she is at our border,” O’Rourke continued. “So far, in this administration, that response has included taking kids from their parents, locking them up in cages, and now tear gassing them at the border.
“People are leaving violent countries where they fear for their lives,” he added. “Without money, they are subsisting on hope for their kids, for themselves, that they can get to safety. After being denied the ability to lawfully petition for asylum for the last 10 days, they are desperate.