The mainstream media was obsessed with the narrative that Trump “gassed” children in the migrant caravan at the border. Obviously, that’s ridiculous and anyone actually familiar with what happened realizes that tear gas was the rational response to a large group of people storming the border. Also, Obama did the same thing many times so it’s a little odd to attack Trump for it.
Nevertheless, Senator Dianne Feinstein thought it would be a good idea to grill a border official about it.
It didn’t end well for her.
From Western Journal:
Feinstein held up the news photo as “Exhibit A” in a crusade to lecture and shame the Border Patrol, but McAleenan was having none of it.
“While we’re on the subject of tear gas being used, has CBP ever fired tear gas at young children on the border prior to November 25th?” the senator demanded.
It was a bit of a set-up question, and the Border Patrol chief immediately batted it down.
“Just to clarify, senator. We did not fire tear gas at young children on November 25th,” he responded. Then he answered the question in a way that, ironically, made Feinstein’s own liberal party look bad.
“But yes, CS gas has been used to address large groups seeking to enter unlawfully actually in San Diego sector in the same exact area almost five years to the day, a large group that did include women and children in it as well,” he continued.
McAleenan was referring to a 2013 incident in which at least 100 migrants attacked Border Patrol agents with rocks, before trying to illegally cross the border. Tear gas was used to disperse the crowd, which included women and children who had been brought along to the chaotic scene.
The president at the time? Democrat Barack Obama, of course.
Here’s the clip.
Democrats are desperate and this is a perfect example.
The American people support the rule of law. Feinstein apparently doesn’t.