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Dan Crenshaw Explains His Talk of Red Flag Laws and Encourages Debate Over Emotion

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, left, listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw caused a bit of an uproar when he revealed that he’d be in support of a red flag law, or in other words, a state action whereby your guns are confiscated by the government if you’re deemed a risk to society in some way.

The Republican, conservative, and Libertarian members of society came down hard on Crenshaw and Trump when the idea of a red flag law was brought to the forefront.

However, Crenshaw noted in a video posted to Twitter that what he would consider a viable red flag law doesn’t look like something Democrats would propose.

“Earlier this week, President Trump indicated his support for something called red flag laws. I stated on Twitter that maybe we should consider them at the state level, maybe we should have a conversation about it, and it should be a conversation,” said Crenshaw.

“Unfortunately, that’s not what happened,” he continued. “What came out of it instead was hate-filled comments, a lot of emotion, a lot of anger, a lot of memes – a lot of memes that could be improved.”

Crenshaw continued by noting that even mentioning the term sent right-leaning Americans into the idea that they had been betrayed and shutting out any conversation about it.

“Clearly even the words ‘red flag law’ just emotionally triggered a lot of people, made you guys really mad at me. It seemed that no amount of explanation was able to quell your fears or convince you otherwise, convince you that somehow the president and I had not betrayed you,” Crenshaw said. “That is not true, of course, and it’s sad that many of you think that, it really is.”

“When we say ‘red flag laws,’ you guys stop listening,” he continued. “You can’t hear what we’re suggesting because, understandably, you automatically assume that we’re just agreeing with the left’s version of that law and we all know that the left’s version would not be good, it would not protect due process. But as it turns out, that isn’t what we’re talking about at all.”

Crenshaw noted the importance of due process when crafting anything like a red flag law.

“Making sure that due process could not be abused is at the heart of any conservative solution to the supposed red flag laws. In our version of what those would look like, I’ve laid out specific safeguards that would have to be in place for us to support any type of red flag law,” Crenshaw said.

Crenshaw was careful to note that his looking into red flag laws does not mean he was currently crafting any legislation as of yet, and made sure to tell his listeners that he understands the right’s fears of red flag laws.

“Here’s the thing, I understand your fears about bad red flag laws. Red flag law is a general concept,” he explained. “There could be good ones and there can be bad ones. You should be against the bad ones, as I am.”

The tricky part about red flag laws is that they’re easily corruptable or expanded once they’re put in place. Should a shooting occur in a state that has a red flag law in place, calls for expansions on it with inevitably rise and that state would be put in danger of having oppressive and abusive rules put on it in the name of “gun safety.”

Crenshaw urged that nothing can change unless we have an actual conversation about it, instead of resorting to emotional reactions.

“The whole purpose of what the president did, and what I am doing, in trying to start a conversation about this is so that we take control of the narrative and propose solutions that actually do protect due process rights,” Crenshaw said. “[Let’s] ensure that we aren’t on the sidelines when Democrats are proposing blatantly unconstitutional laws that would not protect your due process.”

“It’s a conversation that conservatives have actually been having for a very long time. It’s not new at all and it definitely does not deserve the emotional reaction that it has gotten,” he added. “We are better than that. Let’s be better than that.”

(h/t: Daily Wire)

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“It’s Called Fascism”: Dan Crenshaw Unloads on Joaquin Castro’s Doxxing Tactics, Says Censure Should Be Considered

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, left, listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

While Democrats remain mostly silent, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and many other Congressional Republicans have strongly condemned tweets published on Tuesday by Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) that included the names and personal information of Trump supporters who had donated the maximum amount to the President’s reelection campaign.

The donors were voters in Castro’s Congressional district (the 20th).

Castro, who is the Chairman of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus as well as his brother Julián Castro‘s 2020 presidential campaign has refused to apologize, justifying it by saying in so many words that the people who are “funding white supremacy” need to be outed.

Earlier today, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) talked about the El Paso and Dayton mass shooting tragedies as well as Castro’s actions in an interview he did on Fox News Radio with Townhall‘s Guy Benson. Crenshaw described the doxxing as unabashed fascism. He also suggested that censure be on the table for consideration*:

Crenshaw: … he wants people to think twice because he wants to bully them and shame them in public and potentially dox them and potentially even even incite some kind of retribution against them. You know, there’s another term for this kind of tactic, Guy. It’s called fascism. This is what it is. When you when you try to bully people into thinking and acting different and especially coming from an elected official this is extremely worrying. I think what he did is absolutely disgusting. It also makes it very hard to justify what we thought we all agreed on which was transparency in how money in politics moves. But if you’re going to weaponize that transparency it’s going to be very difficult to defend it. And that’s really problematic. And it’s just as a culture that’s not where we should be. It really isn’t. Trying to mobilize efforts against private citizens is a really, really disgusting thing to do.

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Benson: Should Joaquin Castro be censured by the House?

Crenshaw: I think we should consider it. You know, I say this a lot. It’s one thing when you come after me. It’s one thing when you pick on somebody your own size. It’s one thing when you pick on somebody who has a platform to defend themselves. It’s one thing when you pick on an elected official who chose to get into the fray. It is quite another when you pick on individual citizens who do not have that option. And I see it from the left all the time. It’s absolutely abhorrent. I see them calling out Trump voters. I see them calling them names. People who can’t defend themselves. We saw it at the at the Teen Summit a couple of weeks ago. I saw it on Stephen Colbert’s show where he’s calling out these teenagers, making fun of them. He’s got to show with a platform for millions of people but these teenagers do not, OK? And these donors do not have the ability to defend themselves, either. Joaquin Castro has a platform as an elected official. If he wants to pick on somebody, he should pick on somebody his own size.

Read the full transcript and listen to the interview here.

*Note: I edited the transcript excerpts for typos and clarity.

RELATED –>> Tlaib Endorses Castro’s Doxxing Tactics, Proving Democratic “Concern” About Incitement Was A Gigantic Lie

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Nail Meets Hammer: Dan Crenshaw Sternly Reminds Dems of Their Daily Moral Failure to Consider ‘Born-Alive’ Bill

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, walks through the halls on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

H.R.962, better known as the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, was introduced in the House on February 2, 2019 by Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO). 186 Republicans are co-sponsors. There are 3 Democratic co-sponsors.

The reason for the bill is simple:

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.

It provides protections for babies who are born alive after botched abortions. It has nothing to do with infringing on a woman’s “right to choose” – as Democrats often wrongly state.

Every day that Congress has been in session since the introduction of the bill, one Republican representative has taken to the floor to ask for unanimous consent so the bill can be debated on the floor.

Each time, that request has been denied.

On Thursday, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) took his turn to ask for unanimous consent – the 78th time it has been requested since the bill’s introduction – and was denied:

After Democrats blocked his attempt at UC, Crenshaw had this to say in a statement:

“There are certain moral issues that are not debatable, and this is one of them. Somehow, we as a Congress cannot agree that babies who survived attempted abortions deserve medical care. While House Democrats refuse to give these innocent lives a chance, House Republicans will continue to demand a vote to protect them.”

The freshman Congressman also posted similar thoughts on Twitter about House Democrats and their refusal to allow the bill be debated and voted on:

I pray they never stop asking. Please don’t ever stop asking.

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Video: Dan Crenshaw “Sets the Record Straight” on AOC’s Claim About Migrants Drinking From Toilets

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, left, listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Earlier this month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) visited a border detention center in Texas along with a Congressional delegation of other Democrats. She made some alarming claims after her visit, including alleging that migrant women told her they were forced to drink water out of toilets.

Here’s what she said at the time:

There have been other disturbing things alleged about the conditions at these centers, but while most Republicans and Democrats agree (for now, anyway) that the conditions represent a crisis, reports that migrants had to drink from toilets seemed to be far-fetched. Nevertheless, the mainstream media latched on to them as evidence that President Trump was deliberately mistreating those being detained.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) posted a video on Instagram Tuesday in which he indicated he wanted to “set the record straight” on AOC’s claims about migrants and the toilet water. Here’s what he said (transcribed):

“You all remember the controversy of immigrants having to drink out of toilets. Now, I don’t think that most people believed that but let’s actually clarify it.

I spoke to the agents today here in El Paso who were there when AOC was making that accusation. Here’s what happened.

When she was asking immigrants where they got their water from, they said ‘el baño.’ Okay. In Spanish, ‘el baño’ could mean toilet, it could mean bathroom. Here’s what they were actually pointing at.

They were pointing at this. You see a sink and you see a toilet. This is potable water. This is where migrants actually get their water from a lot of times. Either this, or a water cooler right outside.

In subsequent conversations, they made that very clear. They said no, no, no we’re not actually drinking out of a toilet, but that lie …”

The video cut off at that point. Watch Crenshaw’s demonstration below:

The first term Congressman has not been shy in the past about taking on AOC’s assertions about the illegal immigration issue on the whole and conditions at the border specifically. In fact, he has emerged as a leading Republican voice in the House when it comes to the border crisis and how the true Democratic party position is for open borders with no enforcement.

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“They Don’t Want Solutions”: Watch as Dan Crenshaw Again Exposes the Open Borders Position of Democrats

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) has emerged as a leading voice among House Republicans on the issue of illegal immigration, and in recent weeks has emphasized the point that the Democratic position is that there be nothing short of open borders.

In an interview with Fox News this morning, Crenshaw responded to claims from Democrats about what’s happening at the border and the course of action some on the left are demanding be taken.

But first, some recent history: Earlier this month Crenshaw pointed out how the Democratic position on the current border crisis had evolved over the last few months from accusing Republicans of “manufacturing a crisis” to finally admitting there is a crisis at the border – and then blaming Trump.

In particular, the freshman Congressman took issue with the claims of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who has been among the loudest voices of opposition to the Trump administration’s border policies, and who said she was harassed during her visit to a detention center in early July:

“Now she is saying that border patrol agents harassed her and forced migrants to drink out of toilets? This is insanity. This is not true. There is no one else corroborating these kinds of reports.

“Yet, she is using it to try and make her case that we shouldn’t have any enforcement and that we should have open borders. This is really dishonest behavior from a member of Congress and I honestly can’t believe it.”

In his interview this morning, Crenshaw responded to a question from Fox and Friends‘s Brian Kilmeade about AOC calling for a 9/11-style commission to investigate how conditions on the southern border have deteriorated:

“Notice that they never come up with a solution,” Crenshaw told “Fox & Friends” Monday morning. “They talk about the over-crowded facilities. They never have a solution. They don’t have a solution for our immigration system. They say it shouldn’t be defined by the administration — well, we do have laws right now…that says you can’t illegally cross the border. That’s immigration policy set by Congress. It’s a law in place. We need to enforce it.”

He said Democrats aren’t proposing ways to fix the issue.

“What they really want is more commissions like this, more investigations they can point to, to call the president evil,” he said. “That’s what they want.”

[…]

“I’m worried that the Democrats like this crisis too much,” Crenshaw added. “I’m worried as I’ve seen them fight against every single, even the smallest measures to help fix our immigration problem, they fight against. They don’t want walls. They don’t want a fix to the asylum loopholes. They’re talking about decriminalizing illegal border crossings.”

In other words, what they want is one thing: Open borders.

Watch video of this segment of the interview below:

Crenshaw also recently pushed for an amendment that would allow for crime data collection in sanctuary cities, which Democrats blocked. Watch below as he discussed the bill during a committee hearing:

“I do honestly fear that we have gotten to a point where we are actually debating between open borders and managed borders,” he said in the clip. “I hope we’re not there. I honestly do not hope we’re there.”

Unfortunately, we are most definitely there.

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Idiot of the Week: Actor Tom Arnold Tells Distinguished War Veteran Dan Crenshaw to Man Up (Seriously)

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, left, listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

There’s something to be said for thinking about what you say before you say it.

Clearly that’s not a concept that actor Tom Arnold understands, because on Thursday he took a swipe at Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) that ripped a page right out of the “stuck on stupid” handbook.

The freshman Congressman posted a tweet on Thursday decrying the fact that liberals and Democrats take the fun and joy out of everything, especially when it comes to proud moments in American history and patriotism like the 50th aniversary of the Apollo 11 landing:

Arnold who, unlike Crenshaw , is a warrior in keyboard name only, jumped at the chance to suggest that Crenshaw man up and stop “blaming leftists” for “stupid sh*t no one would’ve noticed or cared about”:

Is it just me or did Arnold kinda sort make Crenshaw’s point about liberals taking the fun and joy out of everything?

In any event, the responses to Arnold’s tweet were priceless, but Red State‘s Bonchie had the one that probably hit closest to the mark:

Just for comparison’s sake, here are Crenshaw’s distinctions:

Dan graduated from Tufts University in 2006, where he earned his Naval officer commission through Navy ROTC. He immediately reported to SEAL training in Coronado, CA, where he met his future wife, Tara, just a few months later. After graduating SEAL training, Dan deployed to Fallujah, Iraq to join SEAL Team Three, his first of five deployments overseas.

On Dan’s third deployment in 2012, his life changed forever. After six months of combat operations, Dan was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was evacuated and awoke from his medically induced coma learning that his right eye had been destroyed in the blast and his left eye was still present, but badly damaged. Dan was completely blind and the doctors did not believe he would ever see again. Tara stood by him every day and night, keeping faith and praying he would see again. After several difficult surgeries, he eventually regained sight in his left eye, a miracle according to the head surgeon. Dan refused to quit and went on to deploy twice more, first back to the Middle East in 2014 and then South Korea in 2016.

Dan was medically retired in September of 2016, after ten years in the SEAL Teams. He left service with two Bronze Stars (one with Valor), the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, among many other recognitions. Soon after, Dan completed his Master in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In September of this year, he was back in Houston, volunteering for days on end in areas of Katy devastated by Hurricane Harvey. He saw first-hand the unthinkable losses that his neighbors suffered, but he also saw Texan grit and resilience. He wanted to do more, and this November Dan and Tara decided that the best way to serve the people of Texas would be in elected office.

And so he was.

Arnold, on the other hand, is a perpetually outraged left-wing actor and not-so-funny comedian best known for being Roseanne Barr’s ex.

Based on that information, it’s pretty clear who The Man is in this discussion. But I’ll leave that up to the readers to decide.

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw Points Out An Inconvenient Truth About Identity Politics To Nancy Pelosi

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This week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accused President Trump of being a racist and was herself accused of being a racist by AOC.

Pelosi portrayed the President as a racist over his efforts to include the citizenship question on the 2020 census. Pelosi said, “This is about keeping — you know, ‘Make America’- his hat? Make America White Again. They want to make sure that people — –certain people are counted. It’s really disgraceful and it’s not what our Founders had in mind.”

The next day, AOC accused her of being a racist. She said, “When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood. But the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”

What does it mean to label an opponent a racist. It used to describe an individual who believes those of a different race to be inferior.

It’s evolved into a tool frequently used by the left to end, and win, a debate by the claim of higher moral ground. It’s become a knee-jerk reaction among Democrats.

The problem is, through overuse (and abuse), it has lost both its meaning and its power.

I saw an amusing gif about “playing the race card.” It said, “Your race card has been declined. Do you have another form of argument?”

This is what you reap when you play identity politics.

One trait I especially admire about Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) is his ability to quickly separate the wheat from the chaff in political situations. Here’s the message the outspoken, and wise, Congressman sent to Nancy Pelosi on Thursday.

“Madam Speaker, welcome to the true nature of identity politics – where you’re accused of being racist for no reason at all, and where intellectually lazy insults are used against you as a way to replace substantive debate of your argument or idea.”

Enough said.

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Ocasio-Cortez: I wonder why Pelosi’s attacking “women of color”? Update: War

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Oh yes — it’s on, and both sides are playing for keeps. Nancy Pelosi scolded her caucus on disunity this week, and the frosh “Squad” didn’t like it one bit. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez all but called Pelosi a bigot, accusing her of attempting to silence “women of color.”

In unrelated news, the American popcorn industry has doubled its projections for the next seventeen months:

But “the Squad” — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) — is convinced it is Pelosi who is being the bully.

The four are struggling with the speaker’s moves to isolate them in recent weeks, according to interviews with the lawmakers, congressional aides and allies. Pelosi has made at least half a dozen remarks dismissing the group or their far-left proposals on the environment and health care. More recently she scorned their lonely opposition to the party’s emergency border bill last month.

And she defended those comments Wednesday, saying, “I have no regrets about anything. Regrets is not what I do,” doubling down on her claim that the group has little power in the House.

“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Washington Post. “But the persistent singling out . . . it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful . . . the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”

“Singling out”? It would take a crowbar and a leg irons to separate Ocasio-Cortez from the media. Not only does she actively seek out opportunities to take her caucus leadership to task, Ocasio-Cortez spends even more time showcasing her ignorance on Instagram videos on the rare occasions that media-outlet cameras aren’t handy. Has there ever been a frosh House Democrat that has gotten more media mileage than AOC, ever?

Ocasio-Cortez tried to eat her cake and have it again when challenged on this:

But ….

Give Ocasio-Cortez credit, I guess, for achieving her usual level of coherence. “It’s worth asking why” Pelosi has “a pattern” of “singling out four individuals” who are “women of color,” but oh golly I’m not saying she’s a racist. Even though that’s, er … just about the textbook definition of racism.

It’s enough to generate some (mild) sympathy for Pelosi, and that’s not easy. Ocasio-Cortez wants to eat her cake and have it too. She can feel free to criticize leadership publicly, but when Pelosi responds, it’s “singling out” on the basis of being a “woman of color.” However, it’s only good for mild sympathy, as this is the same kind of nonsense that Democrats have poured onto Republicans for years. The chickens are coming home to roost.

Aaron Blake write that “it’s starting to get ugly.” Well, yeah:

Pelosi has occasionally rebuked this contingent when she felt it to be stepping too far outside the political mainstream and/or doing things that could hurt the party. But her comments dismissing it have become increasingly frequent and increasingly pitched. She seems to either have become so frustrated that she’s no longer holding back, or she feels like things have gone too far and now is the time to settle this, before it gets out of hand.

Too late!

And if you’re Pelosi, you waited eight long years to win back the speakership. You know you need a Democratic president elected in 2020 to have a shot at passing a Democratic agenda before you’re set to retire after the 2022 election. You also need to preserve a House majority that is unquestionably “fragile.”

It’s become abundantly clear that she views the current battle as one she needs to have — and early signs suggest House Democrats are generally siding with her. But if members like Ocasio-Cortez start bringing racial politics into this, and the liberals start bucking even harder as it seems they are inclined to, the battle won’t be fun for any of the Democrats involved.

Circular firing squads usually aren’t much fun, that’s true. They usually take a less pernicious form than accusing each other of being racists and sexists, but here Democrats are after having made identity politics the basis of all political debates. This goes beyond the electoral issues that Blake lays out pretty well toward the end of his analysis, too. It’s not just that focusing on racial politics will alienate moderates in House districts where Pelosi picked up seats, although that is a problem, too. It’s that Democrats have wielded the PC mallet with some effect for years on the basis of their supposed superiority on tolerance and diversity. If they start to shred each other as racists and chauvinists, it will fatally dilute that argument by exposing it as nothing more than the baseless name-calling that it’s been for a very long time.

And that’s not a bad reason to pass the popcorn and cheer this internecine warfare on. Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw made sure to drive the point home, in case anyone hadn’t already grasped it.

Update: Aaaand just as this post was about to publish, the House Democrats’ centrist Blue Dog Coalition nukes AOC in a mass e-mail to the entire caucus:

Don’t just pass the popcorn — start buying stock in it.

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Trump Responds to Homeland Security’s Claim of Detention Center Squalor at the Border: Tell People Not to Come

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On Friday, Trump was asked about a report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office Inspector General that characterized border detention centers as unclean and overcrowded.

Standing outside the White House, the President had a pointed response: Tell people not to go to ’em.


The Tuesday report comes on top of House Democrats — some of whom would like to soon be president — condemning the centers. Alexandria “Concentration Camps” Ocasio-Cortez (here and here), of course, made a dramatic appearance at the fence recently and alleged women were being told to drink from toilets. That was in no uncertain terms refuted by the Customs and Border Protection agency, and Deputy Commissioner Rober Perez said he’d never heard of any such claim in his “26 years of being in this business.” He also called her a liar in an op-ed for Fox News Tuesday:

“I am disgusted by Ocasio-Cortez’s lies and her determination to needlessly and dangerously inflame public sentiment regarding the crisis on our southern border by abandoning facts and making wild and unsupported accusations.”

Furthermore, as covered by RedState’s Sarah Lee, a group of pastors toured centers in El Paso and left with a very different impression than did AOC:

“I read the reports, saw the news clips. I just wanted to see what was actually happening in order to better enable our efforts to find a fair and a just solution to our broken immigration system. To my surprise, I saw something drastically different from the stories I’ve been hearing in our national discourse. Even as a veteran of immigration advocacy in the U.S., I was shocked at the misinformation of the crisis at the border.

“We found no soiled diapers, no deplorable conditions and no lack of basic necessities. They unequivocally denied it — we were witnessing the identical conditions the attorneys saw when they toured the facility days earlier.”

Dan Crenshaw spoke up, too:

“Now she is saying that border patrol agents harassed her and forced migrants to drink out of toilets? This is insanity. This is not true. There is no one else corroborating these kinds of reports.

“Yet, she is using it to try and make her case that we shouldn’t have any enforcement and that we should have open borders. This is really dishonest behavior from a member of Congress and I honestly can’t believe it.”

That’s all fine and good, but now I give you King SpeakUp, His Donaldness, on Friday:

“I think they do a great job with those facilities, but you know how it can be taken care of? Number one: Tell them not to come because it’s illegal.”

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

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Dan Crenshaw: AOC’s Only Solution to Border Crisis Is Open Borders, and That’s Not Going to Happen

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Since being sworn in to serve in Congress in January, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) has emerged as a leading voice on the border crisis and a persistent vocal critic of the duplicitous tactics of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

He’s ripped Ocasio-Cortez for her absurd comparison of border detention centers to Nazi concentration camps. He’s also called her out over her refusal to consider a funding request to alleviate some of the humanitarian issues at the border – even as she complained about the conditions (months after she asserted the crisis was manufactured).

Most recently, Crenshaw appeared on Fox News‘s “The Story” with Martha MacCallum on Tuesday to discuss what AOC alleged about conditions at the border during her Monday visit, and what he believes her ultimate goal is at it relates to the issue of illegal immigration:

“Now she is saying that border patrol agents harassed her and forced migrants to drink out of toilets? This is insanity. This is not true. There is no one else corroborating these kinds of reports.

“Yet, she is using it to try and make her case that we shouldn’t have any enforcement and that we should have open borders. This is really dishonest behavior from a member of Congress and I honestly can’t believe it.”

Crenshaw added he believed Ocasio-Cortez is not being forthright on the facts about illegal immigration and the influx of asylum seekers.

“People like AOC are operating off of a false premise, and it’s deliberately designed to misinform the American people for her political ends,” he claimed.

“First there was no crisis at all. Then it was a ‘manufactured crisis,’ then it was a crisis completely created by Trump, then there were ‘concentration camps,’ then people are Nazis.”

The bottom line, Crenshaw suggested, was that AOC and other members of Congress – as well as Democrats running for president – were ultimately advocating for nothing short of full-on open borders with no enforcement:

“What they really want is no enforcement, this is the crux of it. They don’t talk about what the actual problem is which is tens of thousands of people coming across and overwhelming our system,” Crenshaw added. “And then they have to answer the question, should we have a system at all? And they say no. Well what is the point of even having a border? Why even have custom agents at airports if we are not going to enforce any kind of management over who comes in and out of our country? They don’t want to answer these tough questions because in the end they want open borders.”

Watch the full interview segment below:

As to AOC’s claims of abuse and harassment during her visit, the CBP responded by saying her allegations were false. Other witnesses and later visitors to the border dentention centers have disputed some of Ocasio-Cortez’s claims as well.

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