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CBP Commissioner: Anti-Border Enforcement Rhetoric from Dems is Partly Responsible for the Tacoma Terrorist Attack

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Appearing on Fox News program The Ingraham Angle, Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan blamed rhetoric from the Democratic Party, in part, for the left-wing terrorist attack on an illegal-immigration detention center in Tacoma, Washington.

On Saturday morning, a rifle-toting 69-year-old assailant was killed by law enforcement after trying to ignite a large propane tank.

Reportedly, Willem Van Spronsen was an anarchist and member of the ironically-named fascistic group Antifa (here).

Willem left a manifesto, and its claims suffered, as noted by Laura, under the influence of far-Left Democrats’ stunning excoriation of America’s system of border enforcement:

“[The attacker’s] manifesto repeatedly referred to ICE and the holding centers as ‘concentration camps,’ a comparison pushed by AOC. Not one 2020 Dem or mainstream media organization thought to mention that link, that same verbiage, none of it.”

Mark is perplexed by the DNC’s move against law:

“Why is this happening? We know why it’s happening. The rhetoric that’s out there from our own elected leaders, the vile rhetoric — they’re attacking the men and women of ICE, they’re attacking the men and women of CBP. It’s unjust, it’s unfair, it’s misinformed and outright — sometimes — they’re just lying to the American people. And it’s undoubtedly fueling this.”

He has a point — if Democrats are stirring the pot of paranoia with a perpetual characterization of immigration law and border agents as evil, it should be no surprise when the nuttiest among us rise to fight the monster.

And it isn’t only true with regard to immigration: The same, it seems to me, has occurred in various ways since the advent of Donald Trump. It’s how we end up with violent, black-masked terrorists — just see this incredible spectacle:

WATCH IN AWE: You Won’t Believe CNN’s Spotlight On A Violent Antifa Member & Its Vulgar Message To A Conservative Media Figure

You can’t stoke the coals of fear and expect no one to lash out.

Laura did make it clear, however, that she wasn’t claiming Alexandria “Concentration Camp” Ocasio-Cortez directly caused the attack (here and here).

But, as noted by Laura:

“If you actually think a concentration camp is happening in America, what wouldn’t you do to stop it?”

Mark agreed. What many fail to understand, he insisted, is that our border agents are, in fact, heroes:

“What makes me so frustrated, Laura, is the men and women of CBP…this year alone, they’ve rescued almost 4,000 individuals. Individuals trying to illegally enter this country.”

What do you think of Laura’s and Mark’s allegations? Was the Tacoma attack the natural conclusion to Dems’ war against the border, which is to say — perhaps more accurately — their war against Trump?

Let us all know in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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Desperate to Fill Anti-Trump Airtime, CNN Hosts White Nationalist Richard Spencer As a Pundit

Who thought this was a good idea?

In the aftermath of Trump’s comments targeting the self-described “squad,” the media have predictably lost their minds. They’ve never met a hand they aren’t willing to overplay and this is a perfect example of that. CNN’s desperation to fill airtime with nonstop anti-Trump rantings is so pervasive that they decided it’d be a good idea to invite on white nationalist Richard Spencer to play pundit.

This was done on Jake Tapper’s show.

Why do this? This answer is simple.

There is literally no angle out of bounds, no bridge too far that CNN won’t pursue if they feel they can use it take shots at Donald Trump. It’s a disease at this point. If that means bringing on Richard Spencer so CNN can then say “see, see, white nationalists loved Trump’s tweets!” then that’s what they’ll do.

Giving airtime to Richard Spencer is moronic and it shows there’s no line CNN won’t cross. You don’t give white nationalists a platform just to fulfill selfish partisan goals. An obscure, essentially irrelevant movement just got a shot in the arm because Jake Tapper couldn’t control his Trump delusion.

The biggest question here is why CNN even thinks this is relevant. After some blow back, Tapper responded with this tweet.

Why is their reaction relevant? Did Jake Tapper do a segment with David Duke after he praised Ilhan Omar’s anti-Zionism several months back? Oh, he didn’t? How odd. I mean, if it’s relevant today, why not then?

It is garbage journalism, and I’m constantly assured Jake is indeed a journalist, to try to tie your political opponents to unconnected parties just to slander them. What white supremacists think has nothing to do with Donald Trump, Republicans, or the vast majority of his voters. Furthermore, the media never hold Democrats to such standards. Rashida Tlaib can have a chief funderaiser who literally praises Hamas terrorists and CNN doesn’t say a world. Ilhan Omar can call U.S. troops “Satan” and there’s no interview on Jake Tapper’s show with jihadists to see if they agree with her.

But when Trump is involved, here’s CNN to trot out a racist to try to tie to all Trump voters. Just journalisming all over the place.

I’ll end by noting that Jake Tapper is not your friend. I realize a lot of right-wing pundits see him as the token good guy at CNN. He’s the guy they can banter with on Twitter from time to time and feel like they are part of the club. But he’s not a journalist. He’s a left leaning activist just like the rest of the anchors on CNN.

Right now, Tapper has doubled down on the appearance. We’ll see if he eventually admits what a monumentally stupid idea this was.

 

 

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Some Have Winced at Trump’s Recent Democrat-Degrading Tweets. But Was it Actually a Genius Move?

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There’s a particular tiny herd animal about which, if two of the cute little critters aren’t not getting along upon first meeting, standing them in just a tiny bit of harmless water — the conventional wisdom goes — will cause them unite. When faced with adversity, the foes will bond in order to form a stronger defense.

The same can happen, it may be assumed, with Democrats.

Recently, we’ve seen striking infighting across the aisle — Mama Bird Nancy stuck it to Baby Bird AOC, and a bunch of feathers flew.

During the melee, as RedState’s Bonchie put it, The Donald “[stripped] naked and [ran] onto the battlefield.”

Rather than let them continue to destroy themselves, Trump interrupted with his own pecking, turning their attention — and the audience’s — toward him.

A number of Republicans gave him an A for…well, just pick your A word for “not good.”

But could it have been smarter than perceived?

Some think so — perhaps he was making a genius move to make the Dems define themselves by the most extreme among them:

Interesting idea.

Consider Rush Limbaugh’s Monday statements on the matter:

“I think Trump sees this rift developing between Pelosi and the Democrat leadership and these new communists on the left led by Cortez, and I think he wants them back together again. I think Trump wants the Democrat Party to become known as the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Green New Deal socialism party. I think he wants to hang that label around all of them, and for that to happen they have to be unified.”

So the President galvanizes toward the goofy a party intent upon taking him out in 2020. And at a time, no less, when a poll indicates that swing voters are down on the socialist squad of new left-wing representatives.

It’s an eyebrow-raiser.

Is it accurate?

Let us know what you think in the Comments section. Trump over the last week: fumbler of the football or touchdown-running titan?

-ALEX

 

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“The Squad” Just Handed Trump 2020

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It was already looking bad for Democrats as they inched ever closer to 2020, but if there was any doubt that the Democrats are not the party that America wants to lead it into the next decade, then the mainstream media revered “#TheSquad” just closed the door tight.

It’s important to remember that despite the ranting, wailing, and gnashing of teeth from the hard-left and its mainstream press, America is till pretty pro-America. They don’t, for the most part, like social justice. It’s one of the reasons Trump was elected. Yet, despite his victory, the left is fully convinced that it needed to lean harder left. As they do, Trump only becomes more popular, and oddly, the left leans more on people like the girls from “The Squad.”

This is why it’s a safe bet that Trump will away with the 2020 election with ease.

It’s important to first take into account that this “squad” consists of highly unpopular congresswomen. According to an Axios poll, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar both have high recognition with voters but take away a dismal 22 and 9 percent approval respectively. AOC attempted to write this off as an illusion created by President Donald Trump, but unless Trump manipulated the poll somehow, AOC’s claim holds no water.

It’s more of an AOC delusion than a Trump illusion, but with that out of the way, let’s take a look at some recent behavior from this “squad.”

The recent firebombing of an ICE facility was carried out by a member of Antifa and his “manifesto” was filthy with language used specifically by AOC. Despite the fact that this happened, Ocasio-Cortez would not denounce the attack.

Let’s be clear. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would not denounce a terrorist attack against American officers from a man who has openly and radically violent, and encouraged others to be violent. According to AOC, this means she endorses this terrorism, seeing as how she said that the GOP is racist for not denouncing Trump’s “racist tweet” about her and her “squad.”

It may even be a worse case with Omar, who is warmer toward Al Qaeda than she is America, as one woman pointed out in a thread on Twitter by GOP spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington.

The same thing can be said of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who seems to get comfortable feelings from the suffering and death of Jewish people.

These women even refuse to denounce dictators.

These women seem to be good with our enemies, and consistently denounce America and its allies. In fact, Omar retweeted an article on Monday that blanket labeled Trump supporters as racist. At a time when radical leftists are looking for reasons to become violent with “they’re racist” being on the list, this kind of communication from an elected official is irresponsible.

Between the pipe dream level legislation like the Green New Deal, to infantile attacks on a daily basis, to the fact that these women celebrate whenever they prevent people from getting jobs, they are not exactly a voter’s best friend. Failing to condemn terrorist attacks or terrorist organizations, including those that caused the death of 3,000 people on 9/11, isn’t going to win you too many American fans.

As Erick Erickson put it, while Trump isn’t perfect, he’s far and away more of a trustworthy and proven individual than “The Squad”:

Many, many of the concerns I had about President Trump in 2016 have been addressed by him and his administration through sound public policy. No candidate and no administration is perfect and I will continue to speak up when I disagree. But President Trump offers a vision for the United States with a strong economic record to back it up. The Democrats offer attempted mass assassinations of Republicans, fire bombings of immigration facilities, Mexican flags replacing American flags, the harvesting and selling of chidren’s body parts, the continued destruction of our healthcare system, the championing of lawlessness, and open persecution of people of faith by government bureaucrats.

While Trump is presenting an America that is positive and strong, we have a Democrat party that is willing to literally stay silent while terrorism and economic stupidity is carried out using battle cries developed from Democratic official’s rhetoric.

Because of these congresswomen, the Democrat party now absolutely reeks of irresponsibility and radicalism. The mainstream media might be trying to play it off by talking about how horrible Trump is all the time, but they are being vastly overshadowed by the insanity of a Democrat party trying too hard to be like it’s darling “squad.” Between the 2020 candidates proclaiming America is a white supremacist nation and promises of dictatorial action on America’s rights, the 2020 Democratic candidates have adopted the same aforementioned asininity.

Trump isn’t going anywhere.

 

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CA City Councilwoman Posts Anti-ICE Video Featuring a Defaced US Flag

On July 13, one day before rumored ICE “raids” were to take place, Simi Valley City Councilwoman Ruth Luevanos posted a video on her Facebook page advising the targets (who are people who have active orders of removal after a deportation hearing) to not comply with ICE. Since Sen. Kamala Harris, Gov. Gavin Newsom, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti all posted similar warnings (scripted in the same Dem comms shop, no doubt), she likely thought she was just keeping up with the cool kids.

But there was something very different about her video.

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Posted by Simi Valley City Councilmember Ruth Luevanos on Saturday, July 13, 2019

Like many of her fellow Democrats, she used “concentration camp” rhetoric, saying:

“I have news from our southern border, and right now the United States is in the business of running concentration camps…they’re asking them to drink out of toilets.”

She has “news from our southern border”? Councilwoman Luevanos’ city is about a three-hour drive from the southern border. She makes it sound as if she has breaking news sent to her by a confidential source, when she can drive down there at any time to see what is happening.

Also like her fellow Democrats, she knowingly spread false information about the targets of the raid:

ICE is planning nationwide raids throughout our communities…not just targeting criminals…targeting all families. They’ve already said they’re going to have collateral deportations. This means tearing families apart, families that have worked here and lived here for generations, paid their taxes, followed, all the laws, and are simply seeking a legal recourse that they haven’t had for years in our immigration system.

The Department of Homeland Security has been clear that the targets of these “raids” are illegal immigrants who have been through the judicial process and on whom there is an active Order of Removal. After an Order of Removal is issued, the standard procedure is for ICE to send the subject a “Bag and Baggage” letter ordering them to “report to a local ICE facility at a particular time and date” with their legal documents and a small piece of luggage to be deported.

If the subject ignores that letter, “ICE will refer your file to the fugitive unit, which tracks down and arrests those noncitizens who fail to report for removal. ICE agents could arrest you at your home, work, or school at anytime. They often come in the middle of the night, when you are expected to be asleep at your home.”

So, no, the people targeted in these raids are not people who have been here for generations as a family unit and working and paying taxes. According to an ICE press release about the recent surge in enforcement in San Diego:

“Of those arrested during this operation, 85 percent had prior criminal convictions and/or prior criminal charges. Convictions for those arrested included drugs, weapons offenses, hit-and-run, driving under the influence, theft, domestic violence, evading law enforcement and fraud criminal offenses.”

Obviously, Luevanos is either misinformed or deliberately misleading in her video.

Like other Democrat office holders, Luevanos’ video emphasized her “official” capacity.

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What was very different about her video is the flag she’s sitting in front of while delivering her message of lawlessness.

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Luevanos’ video showed her sitting in front of a United States flag that had been defaced. Instead of red and white stripes, the stripes on Luevanos’ flag were the stripes of a traditional Mexican serape (blanket). She’s also sitting in front of posters saying, “Stop tearing families apart,” “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention,” and “The young people will win.” It’s not clear whether this video was shot in her city council office or some sort of home office.

Judging by the reaction on the many Facebook groups dedicated to Simi Valley politics and community news, Luevanos’ video is extremely controversial. Residents slammed both the content and the “flag” behind Luevanos. By Monday morning a “Recall Ruth Luevanos” Facebook page had been set up, with its organizers urging residents to attend the next City Council meeting to make their feelings known.

Given that Luevanos’ introduction to local politics was her dramatic testimony at a City Council meeting in early 2018 regarding sanctuary state policies, it seems that she’s come full circle.

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Teachers Call for Superintendent’s Removal After Terrifying Active Shooter Drill

A school superintendent in California thought that active shooter drills were getting a little too routine, so he decided to mix things up. To, as he told CBS47 “make sure this was realistic.” The problem? He didn’t alert teachers that there would be a drill, leaving them and students to believe their lives were in danger. Now, teachers are seeking his removal.

Juan Sandoval, the superintendent, had a janitor wear a mask, hold a fake gun, and run around the campus of Raisin City Elementary School on June 3 as though he were an active shooter. Teachers and students were understandably terrified.

Kim Copper, who has been a teacher for 22 years told CBS47 “I though this might not really be a drill, and what am I going to do.” She continued “I love these students and I don’t know what I can do. I thought wow, am I going to go down like this?” She gathered her students together, and the supposed gunman pounded on the door and tried to open it. “I had one boy, he was trying to be very quiet about it but he was sobbing. You can imagine I was upset and I’m a 48 year old adult. But in the back of my mind I didn’t know that it’s a drill. I think my goodness this can really be happening.”

Teacher Danny Nason had a similar experience with his third grade class. He got his students hidden behind a cupboard and, when the “shooter” tried to enter the classroom, stood near the door with a fire extinguisher. He believed he might have to use it to save his students’ lives. He told The Fresno Bee, “When the door began to open I swung the fire extinguisher at whoever was coming in,” but was able to stop himself from hitting the janitor when he recognized him. Then, he asked “What is wrong with you people?” Sandoval later told Nason that he was to blame for the gunman entering his classroom, as one of his special needs students was crying too loudly.

After the drill, the school held an assembly. Nason saw those who were involved in carrying out the drill. He told The Fresno Bee “They were all laughing,” he said. “They thought the entire situation was hilarious. While they were celebrating, my students were extremely upset. Some were crying, others were asking me to call their mothers because they had either a stomachache, headache, or wanted to go home.”

Parents, of course, were livid upon finding out. Jessica Garza, whose daughter attends Raisin City Elementary told The Fresno Bee  “She said all her classmates were either crying or praying they wouldn’t die,” Garza said. “That disturbed me.” Nason is disturbed as well. “They terrorized the kids,” he said. “What it did to me. I had to fight for 30 kids. I hope that they can understand that what they did to the students was wrong and that they never do this again.”

CBS47 asked Sandoval if he thinks it was wrong to create such a realistic situation and not alert staff, parents, or students. “No, I don’t think it was wrong,” he told them. The journalist then asked him “The drill was just so realistic, that many are afraid anything could have happened. Someone could have had a heart attack? Someone could have driven by and pulled out a gun to help the students? They were so scared.” Sandoval responded “that’s a good thing.”

The Raisin City School board sent out a statement saying that “The district will be updating it’s active shooter training procedures and coordinating with law enforcement to improve our training effort.” For the teachers, that’s not enough.

At a board meeting on Tuesday, teachers will ask for Sandoval to be removed from his position, The Fresno Bee reports. Copper, who is also the Union President, said “This is just the latest and most horrendous example of his poor decision-making and judgment and we are calling on him to step down or for the board to remove him.”

Schools need to rethink their approach to active shooter drills in general. This was extreme, but most of them needlessly terrify children for something that will almost certainly never happen. Let’s keep in mind that you’re far more likely to be struck by lightning than to be involved in a mass shooting (and those odds are reduced when you narrow it down to a shooting in a specific location, like in a school), but I have never heard of a school terrifying children with lightning drills like they do when it comes to active shooters.

Sandoval has go to, but it’s time to rethink the entire idea while we’re at it.

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McConnell to the Media: Your Race Card Is Maxed Out

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Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past three days you know the story.

On Sunday, President Trump took to Twitter to tell The Squad that if they didn’t like it here in America (and it is blatantly obvious that at least three of them loathe America and its way of life), then perhaps they should decamp to the Third World sh** hole of their choice.

Let’s pause for a musical interlude (h/t to Archer01 for the reminder) and recall that telling people to get the hell out of here if they don’t like it is not something that is particularly new to American politics.

Immediately, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the NeverTrumpers and assorted weak and fearful Republicans were finding the tweets racist (I’m not really sure which race they are referring to, you only have five). There are things you can criticize the tweets for, but, in my view, it isn’t racist to tell someone that if you don’t like it here, find an place more amenable to your aesthetic. Perhaps someplace with no water and flyblown corpses festooning the landscape.

Just a short while ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was button-holed by some media types and they asked him about the brouhaha:

https://twitter.com/politico/status/1151200604003246080

This reminds me of the old Jon Stewart skit

We have gotten to a point where you can’t disagree or mock anyone on the left without being accused of some form of -ism or -phobia against which all right thinking people should unite. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the little Maduro fan girl, actually hinted that Nancy freakin Pelosi was racist for saying she wasn’t all that. The good thing about that is that most America seems to have wised up to the game and recognize that calling someone racist (or sexist or homophobic or whatever) is simply a cheap attempt to shut down a conversation that the listener doesn’t want to take place.

There are very real questions about the degree to which Tlaib and Omar and Ocasio-Cortez are actually loyal to this country and whether they will operate in this country’s best interests/ Pressley, it seems to me, is more of a garden variety racebaiter who doesn’t fit in all that well with the other three but who is tagging along for the press clippings. You may not like what Trump said but not liking it does not make it racist.

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That Jeffrey Epstein Story Sure Died a Quick Death and the Reason Is Obvious

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Last week, news was exploding about the arrest and subsequent charging of Jeffrey Epstein, a serial pedophile and sexual abuser who had previously been let off via a sweetheart plea deal back in 2007.

Epstein’s news making ability wasn’t just about his crimes though. It was about who he was connected too, namely much of the rich and powerful in New York. The most serious contact appears to have been with Bill Clinton, who not only traveled many times with Epstein, but was also fingered on his “pedophile island” in the Caribbean by a victim.

As I wrote last week, Clinton is absolutely the most implicated major figure here and every investigative reporter that has any integrity left should be digging deep on this topic.

Every investigative journalist worth their salt should be diving deep into the Clinton and Epstein connection because it’s a flashing red light right now. Instead, we get side-stepping pieces like this one from Vanity Fair riffing about fairly irrelevant connections to Trump while ignoring the most disturbing revelations. Whether they are meaning to or not, the media are helping to cover for some really bad actors by refusing to shift their partisan rancor and follow the evidence.

That was wishful thinking though. On Friday, I tweeted this out with all the cynicism I could muster, opining that now that Sec. Acosta (the only figure with any connection to Trump) had resigned, the story would die a quick death.

Was I right? Absolutely.

The story has vanished. It’s like it never happened. We went from wall to wall coverage to radio silence, with only a few buried pieces on his finances seeing daylight. As long as Sec. Acosta was still around, the media had their hook to tie this all to Donald Trump, despite him having no serious relationship with Epstein and any possible malfeasance by prosecutors occurring over a decade before his presidency.

But when Acosta resigned at the end of the last week, that was it. The hook was gone. They couldn’t readily tie it to Trump anymore so they dropped it. This despite the fact that we know Bill Clinton lied about his interactions with Epstein in his press release on the matter.

Has any mainstream media outlet followed up on this? Anyone questioned Bill Clinton in person? Staked his house out? Stalked him in public to make him answer? Would any Republican ever be left alone over something as sensational and disturbing as the revelations about Clinton’s connections to Epstein? Of course not.

We’ve got a former President implicated in a sexual abuse scheme, on the flight logs with the underage girls, and visiting an island known for its sex trafficking…and no one outside of right wing media cares. CNN isn’t talking about, nor the major networks or newspapers. It doesn’t even appear any of those outlets are looking into it. It’s a total blackout.

What this shows is that the media never really cared about the women who were abused. It was always just another way to slap at Donald Trump. When that was no longer possible, they moved onto the next Trump outrage. It puts the moral vapidness of their profession on full display.

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It’s Come To This: Biden Says He Might Challenge Trump To A Push-up Contest Because That’s The World We Live In Now

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Technically, apparently, he was kidding. But with Old Crazy Uncle Joe, who can really be sure?

Biden appeared on “Morning Joe” for a Tuesday interview with co-host Mika Brzezinski and said he would immediately retaliate if Trump started poking fun at his behavior [during the 2020 debate].

“I would say, come on Donald, come on, man. How many push-ups do you want to do here, pal? I mean jokingly,” Biden said.

“I’m used to bullies and so my strategy is, just to go out and remember that famous expression my grandpop used to use … they said to Harry Truman, give them hell Harry. He said no, I’m just going to tell them the truth. They’re going to think it’s hell,” Biden [told Brzeznski].

Who’s ready to see two old dudes engaged in feats of strength and endurance on the 2020 debate stage? With Biden a scrapper from Scranton and Trump a pugilist from Queens, this election could shape up to be something along the lines of “Gangs of New York.”

Bring it.

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Latina ICE Officer Becomes Internet Sensation “#ICEBae,” Slaps Down Leftists Telling Her to Feel Ashamed

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Allow me to introduce you to “#ICEBae,” a Latina officer with the department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She recently became something of an overnight internet sensation after appearing in a photo alongside Mike Pence while he toured .

According to the New York Post, the officer’s real name is Kiara Cervantes and she hails from Texas. Within moments of appearing next to the VP as part of his security detail, the 26-year-old woman went viral, earning her the nickname “ICEBae” due to her beauty.

Due to her sudden rise in fame, Cervantes created a Twitter account in order to reach out to her new fandom. She told them in a tweet that she is grateful for her job and that she loves protecting her country.

“WOW I am in awe,” tweeted Cervantes. “Thank you all for the support! My job is so hectic at this moment but I am grateful. I love protecting my country! Westlake Legal Group 1f1fa-1f1f8 Latina ICE Officer Becomes Internet Sensation “#ICEBae,” Slaps Down Leftists Telling Her to Feel Ashamed twitter Texas Politics Mike Pence Kiara Cervantes Internet immigration Ice Front Page Stories Featured Story Allow Media Exception #ICEBae   Westlake Legal Group 1f1fa-1f1f8 Latina ICE Officer Becomes Internet Sensation “#ICEBae,” Slaps Down Leftists Telling Her to Feel Ashamed twitter Texas Politics Mike Pence Kiara Cervantes Internet immigration Ice Front Page Stories Featured Story Allow Media Exception #ICEBae   Westlake Legal Group 2764 Latina ICE Officer Becomes Internet Sensation “#ICEBae,” Slaps Down Leftists Telling Her to Feel Ashamed twitter Texas Politics Mike Pence Kiara Cervantes Internet immigration Ice Front Page Stories Featured Story Allow Media Exception #ICEBae   And I love my supporters!”

She also made mention that it was an “honor” to provide security for Pence.

She later made a video confirming that the account was hers, which has been shared around the internet.

Of course, the hard-left parts of Twitter couldn’t stand the fact that an ICE officer would get positive press, much less a Latina one. They struck back with all the force and fury of children throwing a temper tantrum according to the NYP:

“This country is a mess, we are praising and trending #IceBae when she is literally a guard at a CONCENTRATION CAMP, guarding CHILDREN IN CAGES, RIPPING FAMILIES APART AT THE BORDER,” seethed one Twitter user. “You’re all sick, honestly.”

Another person said, “#IceBae is actively aiding in the internment of men, women, and children without trial or even so much as humane living conditions. She, along with every other officer going along with this is a traitor to the very ideas of justice and freedom.”

At one point, an internet leftist said that she should feel shame for being a Hispanic ICE officer and that her parents should disown her, adding that she’s “literal scum.” Cervantes defended herself in a now deleted tweet.

“I think that’s really rude and naive of you to say,” responded Cervantes. “You have no idea who my parents are and no idea what goes into my job on a daily basis… before speaking on something you know nothing about…. DONT. Regardless I’m blessed and thankful for the career I have.”

Sadly, the internet can’t take someone like Cervantes existing laying down.

Responding to Daily Caller alum Scott Greer who joked that she worked at a “concentration camp,” Cervantes did give us some insight as to what people were seeing in the photo.

“I can’t agree with concentration camps. But… this station in particular isn’t meant to be a holding facility hence the overpopulation of aliens. We are doing our best but some people won’t ever understand. They don’t know the daily of what my job consists of,” she tweeted.

All things considered, Cervantes seems to be a pretty level headed individual despite the aesthetic cause of her fame. She’s actually a registered Democrat according to the NYP, though she hasn’t voted since 2014.

Let’s hope Cervantes’s 15 minutes of fame don’t result in the left terrorizing her over being an ICE agent. There’s a lot of that going around lately.

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