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DHS Secretary Nielsen Claims Gassed Caravan Women and Children Were Being Used as ‘Human Shields’

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is claiming the women and children who were gassed in Mexico by U.S. Border Patrol agents over the Thanksgiving weekend were actually being used as “human shields” by caravan organizers, The Daily Beast reports.

In a dramatic Facebook post the embattled DHS Secretary, who has been under fire by the president, offered an unsubstantiated description of events on the ground inside Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection fired tear gas and pepper spray at the asylum-seeking migrants from across the border.

What the Secretary does not mention, however, is – if the women and children were big used as human shields – why were they not treated as victims, instead of as attackers?

Sec. Nielsen wrote, “the caravan members are predominately male,” which has not been proven.

“It appears,” Nielsen continued, “in some cases that the limited number of women and children in the caravan are being used by the organizers as ‘human shields’ when they confront law enforcement.”

The Daily Beast on Tuesday labeled Nielsen’s claim that organizers are “putting vulnerable people in harm’s way,” an “unverified allegation.”

Her words were echoed by President Trump hours later, as The Washington Post noted.

“They feel they have an advantage when they’re with a young child, and they call them grabbers,” the president told reporters. “That’s a term I’ve heard, but that’s what they call them, grabbers. They grab a child because when they have a child they feel a lot safer.”

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‘I Never Lied’: Kayleigh McEnany Says God Made Her Tell the Truth in the White House Despite Documented Lies

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Kayleigh McEnany insisted on Sunday that she never lied as White House press secretary because she believes in God.

While speaking to Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit, McEnany recalled that she had been asked if she would ever lie to the American people soon after taking the job as press secretary.

“And I said without hesitation, no,” she remarked. “And I never did. As a woman of faith, as a mother of baby Blake, as a person who meticulously prepared at some of the world’s hardest institutions, I never lied. I sourced my information.”

McEnany complained that the press has attacked her by calling her a “liar.”

“Our motto was this: offense only,” she told the crowd. “Because I knew what we were up against. Republicans always get the bad headlines, always get the false stories, always get the lies — if I can use that word — told by the press. There is one standard for Democrats and another for Republicans. And we must be on offense.”

McEnany went on to recount news reports that she claimed had been fabricated to damage former President Donald Trump.

She did not address the litany of lies that were reported by the news media during her tenure as White House press secretary.

In one article alone, Refinery29’s Natalie Gontcharova detailed nearly two dozen of McEnany’s falsehoods.

Watch the video below from Real America’s Voice.

 

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‘Excels at Ignoring Women’: Madison Cawthorn Slammed for False Claim He’s First Freshman to Have a Bill Passed

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When North Carolina Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn  first came to Capitol Hill in January he quickly sent out a message to the GOP caucus admitting he had no interest in legislation.

“I have built my staff around comms rather than legislation,” he wrote in a January 19 email to House Republicans.

Now he’s trying to turn that messaging into messaging about legislation that he’s passed. Except he hasn’t passed any legislation.

“I am proud to announce that my office is the FIRST Freshman office to have a bill pass the House!” he tweeted, falsely, Wednesday morning.

Social media users were quick to point out that not only is Cawthorn not the first, he hasn’t actually passed any bills he’s sponsored — meaning, he hasn’t passed any bills he or his staff have drafted. Any member of Congress can co-sponsor a bill, and he’s bragging about putting his name on a bill that passed.

As it turns out, the first freshman to have a bill passed is a Democrat, Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux of Georgia. Cawthorn voted for the bill that made her the first freshman to have a bill passed in this Congress, as Yahoo News reported.

Overall, Rep. Cawthorn has sponsored 10 bills or resolutions, and co-sponsored 110.

Of the 10, none have passed the House.

(One of Cawthorn’s bills, a resolution, is to honor the fall of a Russian city 100 years ago.)

Cawthorn a few hours later amended his claim, but instead of graciously apologizing to the freshman Democrat who was the first to have a bill passed, Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, he handed the honor to the first Republican:

Cawthorn’s lie was quickly retweeted by Students for Trump founder Ryan Fournier, who has nearly one million followers. The retweet is still up even though it’s false.

The response to Cawthorn’s latest stunt has not been kind, with some even exposing his poor attendance record.

 

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‘Not Even Close to True’: CNN Blasts Just-Elected GOP Caucus Chair Elise Stefanik’s ‘Wildly Inaccurate’ First Speech

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U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), a Trump acolyte, was just elected to replace booted House Republican Caucus Chair Liz Cheney. In her first speech minutes after securing her new leadership position Stefanik delivered a “wildly inaccurate” claim, CNN reported.

“We see the worst jobs report in over 20 years,” Stefanik said.

“I just want to note something also that was just wildly inaccurate,” CNN’s Poppy Harlow said on-air after the speech. Stefanik was “talking about the economy, blasting this economy, saying we just got ‘the worst jobs report in 20 years.’ That is not true, not even close to true, we’ll keep monitoring this we’ll be right back.”

One year ago America, under Stefanik’s top supporter, President Donald Trump, America did see “the worst jobs report in U.S. history.”

Listen to Stefanik’s speech:

 

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