President Donald Trump, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have been pushing a total lie. Their claim: Over 3000, or, as Huckabee Sanders told Fox News Sunday, “nearly 4000 known or suspected terrorists come into our country illegally and we know that our most vulnerable point of entry is at our southern border.”
SANDERS: “We know that ~4,000 known or suspected terrorists come into our country illegally and we know that our most vulnerable point of entry is at our southern border.”
WALLACE: “Do you know where those 4,000 people..where they’re captured? Airports.”pic.twitter.com/S1EzXczFmt
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) January 6, 2019
The claim that 4000, or nearly 4000 terrorists, or suspected terrorists, were captured at the southern border is a total lie.
The goal: $5.7 billion so Trump can fulfill a campaign promise to build his wall. (The $5.7 billion is only a downpayment.)
And now, thanks to NBC News’ Julia Ainsley, we can prove it’s a total lie.
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered only six immigrants on the U.S-Mexico border in the first half of fiscal year 2018 whose names were on a federal government list of known or suspected terrorists, according to CBP data as of May 2018 obtained by NBC News,” she reports.
When confronted with this fact, that just six people were confronted (NBC doesn’t even say arrested, just approached,) Nielsen doubled-down and defended her lie:
Nielsen, speaking to reporters earlier, seemed to indicate that — whatever the numbers so far — the government must act out of an abundance of caution:
“We have to get it right every day,” she said. “One terrorist is too many.”
— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) January 7, 2019
The news exploded on social media, causing instant anger and mockery directed towards President Trump and his administration, barely more than 24 hours before he is expected to address the nation on the border “crisis.”
Terrorists are not flooding our Southern Border.
There isn’t a national emergency.
Mexico didn’t pay for a wall.
Refugee children are dying at the hands of Trump’s deportation force.
Pres. Trump is throwing a tantrum, flat out making things up, & holding the government hostage. https://t.co/I1cTGUlRR3
— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) January 7, 2019
4000. Or 6.
Maybe they were rounding up to the nearest 4000? https://t.co/HSTHaM98B7
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) January 7, 2019
…and what it is really all about.
There is no sudden “crisis” at the border. That is why the Trumpers keep lying about terrorists.
There is a crisis for Trump’s ego: He started a fight to get cheers from Fox, Limbaugh and Coulter, with no idea how to get out. Ego is all. https://t.co/yOkD9WoSsz
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) January 7, 2019
$950 million per suspected terrorist! https://t.co/mfBorVvkVM
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) January 7, 2019
Six… I can see how that could easily be construed to be 4,000.
— Republican American (@RepAmWatch) January 7, 2019
— Lia 💙💙💙 (@LietjeMcCloud) January 7, 2019
The only national emergency is we have a president stoking racial tensions to sate his racist base and distract from his misdeeds…all the while being defended by a GOP that at best doesn’t know the secrets they’re helping hide, or worse doesn’t care…
— This isn’t hard (@BradCNct) January 7, 2019
Wrong. The best way to read it: Border authorities encountered 6 with names sufficiently similar to one of the hundreds of thousands on multiple US Government watchlists. Senator Ted Kennedy, whose name resembled a watchlist entry, would have told you how fool-proof this is. https://t.co/wKbrlpB0Rn
— Ned Price (@nedprice) January 7, 2019
— Francesca1225✡♋🌊🇺🇸 (@frannie1225) January 7, 2019
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‘I Never Lied’: Kayleigh McEnany Says God Made Her Tell the Truth in the White House Despite Documented Lies
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.
‘Excels at Ignoring Women’: Madison Cawthorn Slammed for False Claim He’s First Freshman to Have a Bill Passed
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.
🇺🇸BREAKING: I am proud to announce that my office is the FIRST Freshman office to have a bill pass the House!
This bill will provide our veterans with much needed assistance as they reenter the workforce!
Never forget, America is the land of the free BECAUSE of the brave.🇺🇸
— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) May 19, 2021
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.
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:
Spoke too soon! Turns out @RepGarbarino holds the honor of first Republican Freshman! Massive shoutout to him and his team! Very proud to be among the first!
— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) May 19, 2021
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.
The Bro Congressman excels at ignoring women.
— Bully, Coward & Victim – Specter of Roy Cohn (@epbofx) May 19, 2021
Clarification: House freshmen.
Not to worry, GA congressman Clyde, who believes the Jan 6 insurrection was perpetrated by tourists, is right behind you. pic.twitter.com/IeJSop0194
— Pamela Johnson (@ilovemyjobpj) May 19, 2021
Said the insurrectionist with the worst voting record in the class. pic.twitter.com/BrSQIk2EcS
— Not Lauren Boebert Q-CO (@BoebertQ) May 19, 2021
This is false. Freshman Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux’s PPP Extension Act passed the House on March 16. Cawthorn voted for it. https://t.co/kCNErpCYkv
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 19, 2021
‘Not Even Close to True’: CNN Blasts Just-Elected GOP Caucus Chair Elise Stefanik’s ‘Wildly Inaccurate’ First Speech
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:
“My focus is on unity—because that’s what the American people, and that’s what our voters, deserve,” Rep. Elise Stefanik says shortly after being elected House GOP conference chair, replacing Liz Cheney. https://t.co/1bGf8Z7eHJ pic.twitter.com/UOeKPmMiQ7
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) May 14, 2021
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