November 28, 2018
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham pointed out Tuesday night the hypocrisy surrounding both President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump’s use of tear gas to prevent people from crossing the southern border during his appearance on Hannity.
A group of about 100 migrants near the San Ysidro port of entry threw rocks and bottles at border agents in November 2013. The agents responded by shooting pepper balls into the crowd and forcing them back into Mexico, According to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
“How long does it take you to figure this out? When it comes to Obama, when he uses tear gas, he is protecting the country. The narrative is that Trump is a cruel, heartless bastard, only works if he uses tear gas on kids, and it undercuts the argument that if the Obama Administration used tear gas to protect our border from being overrun,” Graham began.
“The question for the country is what do you say to the people that shot the canisters?” He asked. “I stand behind the men and women on the border standing between us and people who want to cross illegally. When you are slamming the tear gas, you are slamming the people we put on the border to protect us. That’s what disgusts me the most.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 8:12 am