When members of the organized caravan of invaders, who, with the help of George Soros supported open borders groups, breached our border fence while launching softball sized rocks at our US Border Patrol agents—tear gas was used as a means to keep them from rushing our border patrol and illegally gaining entry into our country, by circumventing our laws.
The California Border Patrol (CBP) issued a statement about the projectiles that were launched at Border Patrol agents prior to them breaking through the border fence:
Today, several migrants threw projectiles at the agents in San Diego. Border Patrol agents deployed tear gas to dispel the group because of the risk to agents’ safety. Several agents were hit by the projectiles. The situation is evolving and a statement is forthcoming.
Today, several migrants threw projectiles at the agents in San Diego. Border Patrol agents deployed tear gas to dispel the group because of the risk to agents' safety. Several agents were hit by the projectiles. The situation is evolving and a statement is forthcoming.
— CBP (@CBP) November 25, 2018
In an article for the Daily Mail, liberal talk show host Piers Morgan pointed out how former President Barack Obama’s regime also used tear gas to stop illegal mobs from entering the United States.
‘You tear-gassed woman and children, a**wipe!’ shrieked actress Alyssa Milano, one of the more fervent and relentless Trump-hating stars. ‘And on Thanksgiving weekend, you piece of sh*t, a**hole, mother*cking, evil-creature-person!’
Here’s another tweet, suggesting Trump is going to start WW3 for stopping the invasion of our borders, and should go to prison for his “unAmerican act of using tear gas on illegal invaders:
I think you @realDonaldTrump are about to start WW3 with your tear gas throwing at these babies. You make me sick & I cannot wait for the day you, administration, &, your family are in prison. You are the most unamerican & unpatriotic president we have. Karma will get you.
— Joanne Torku (@theoutsider1986) November 27, 2018
This Twitter user says the border patrol agents used tear gas on the illegal invader mob because Trump is “UnAmerican” and because he also hates brown people. Does that mean that Obama hated brown people way more than Trump?
Stop it chris… This is Inhumane, UnAmerican and we cant just keep doing the bidding of an actual #Terrorist , aka @realDonaldTrump who has proven himself to #HateBrownPeople
It doesn't just "SUCK"
He's Gone #TooFar #LeathalForce and #TearGas on unarmed migrants? #WhosNext https://t.co/bv1UUbTBPF
— Grammitude???????? #Impeach45 (@Grammitude55) November 26, 2018
Yet amid the outpouring of equally enraged responses to her tweet to Trump, one leaped out at me from someone named Brandon Darby, a conservative blogger and managing director of Breitbart Texas, a right-wing website.
‘Hey,’ he tweeted Milano, ‘Barack Obama did the same thing at the same exact place in 2013. Did you call him names too?’
I clicked on the link Darby provided and it took me to a report in the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper from November 25, 2013, headlined: BORDER PATROL: CROWD CONFRONTS AGENTS’.
The intro read: ‘A group of about 100 people trying to illegally cross the border Sunday near the San Ysidro port of entry threw rocks and bottles at U.S. Border Patrol agents, who responded by using pepper spray and other means to force the crowd back into Mexico…’
He was right.
Obama had indeed done the same thing, albeit with his border agents using pepper spray, not teargas, at the same exact place.
In fact, by a very weird coincidence, it was on the exact same month and day.
The only difference is that nobody seemed to care very much, and certainly not Alyssa Milano or her celebrity friends for whom Obama can never do any wrong.
And this is my problem with the liberal outrage over everything Trump does, and especially over immigration: it’s very, very selective.
As I repeatedly remind people, ‘Saint’ Barack Obama deported more illegal immigrants in his 8-year tenure than any other president in the history of the United States.
He was so zealous in his mission he threw out over three million people and earned himself the nickname ‘Deporter-in-Chief’ in Mexico.
This was no accident; illegal immigration was something Obama had always felt very strongly about.
In 2005, he said: ‘We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumnavigating the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants into this country.’
So the idea Obama would have simply sat back and let these latest large groups of migrants charge into America illegally is obviously utter nonsense.
Just as his anger at Trump over the President’s appalling child separation policy earlier this year struck me as very hollow given Obama himself locked up hundreds of central American kids in steel cages while they were being processed – and ‘unofficially’ caused many to be separated from their parents too.
Yes, it’s true, Obama used the same tear gas that the Trump administration is using. In fact, under the Obama regime, tear gas was frequently used on mobs attempting to thwart our laws and enter our country illegally.
The Washington Times reports – The same tear-gas agent that the Trump administration is taking heat for deploying against a border mob this weekend is actually used fairly frequently — including more than once a month during the later years of President Barack Obama’s administration, according to Homeland Security data.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has used 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, or CS, since 2010, and deployed it 26 times in fiscal 2012 and 27 times in 2013. The use dropped after that but was still deployed three times in 2016, Mr. Obama’s final full year in office.
Border authorities also use another agent, pepper spray, frequently — including a decade-high record of 151 instances in 2013, also under Mr. Obama. Pepper spray, officially known as Pava Capsaicin, was used 43 times in fiscal year 2018, according to the CBP numbers.
The data poses a challenge to the current anger over the Border Patrol’s use of tear gas Sunday to prevent a mob from busting through sections of old border fence in California.
Critics, including Latin American leaders, immigrant-rights advocates and congressional Democrats, have said use of tear gas is “un-American.”
“It’s horrifying to see tear gas used on mothers and young children as they seek refuge in the United States. That’s not what America should be,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat.
Other Democrats complained about threats of “deadly force” against the border incursions, which saw migrants punch through fencing, and launch rocks and bottles at agents who responded to stem the intrusion.
Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, explained to Fox News host Harris Faulner how they were forced to use the “appropriate level of action” to stop the invasion of our borders by illegal aliens.
“This policy that we use was an Obama-written policy and it was used in 2013 at the same port of entry,” he told CNN, wondering in particular about the intense media interest now versus then.
“The facts are, the policy written under President Obama allows us to use tear gas to disperse a crowd that was very dangerous,” he told the network.
Host Erin Burnett scoffed at Mr. Judd’s facts, saying the agents were using tear gas against women and children this weekend.
“The tear gas was not deployed at the children,” Mr. Judd countered, saying migrants were attempting to use them as human shields.