Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) felt a need to prove that Republicans lie about everything and also demonstrate her complete ignorance of mathematics with a bizarre tweet she sent out Monday.
According to Lesko, 1 billion migrants have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border over the past six months.
The correct number, as the Wall Street Journal article Lesko cited explains, is 1 million, which is a large number, but nowhere near 1 billion.
Newsweek notes that while apprehensions are up at the border, they’re most certainly not at 1 billion:
Under Title 42, border agents can turn away most migrants, including asylum seekers. According to the CBP, out of a total of 221,303 migrants stopped by Border Patrol at the southern border, half were processed for expulsion under Title 42.
Since October, Border Patrol agents have arrested more than one million people. In March alone, the number of people arrested while attempting to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border was 209,906, while 11,397 migrants were allowed into the country.
Also, if more people are being apprehended by the Border Patrol, doesn’t that suggest the system is working?
It didn’t take long before Lesko was lit up on Twitter for her bogus numbers.
In what may wind up being the ultimate irony of 2022, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro says she’s worried that some of the immigrants coming into the United States may have a drinking problem.
As The Wrap notes, Judge Jeanine made her remarks on the Fox show “The Five.”
The irony, of course, is that Pirro has been accused of appearing on-air while in the bag. Here’s an example:
Back in 2017, Pirro was ticketed for driving much faster than the posted speed limit:
The former district attorney, whose show “Justice with Judge Jeanine” is a staple of the Fox News channel, was ticketed by a state trooper Sunday for driving 119 mph in the Southern Tier town of Nichols.
Pirro, 66, was pulled over at 1:15 p.m. on Route 17, said a spokeswoman for the state police. The speed limit there is 65 mph.
Imagine if Pirro had been drunk when she was going that fast!
It didn’t take long before internet karma caught up with Judge Jeanine for her “alcoholic” remark regarding those immigrating to the U.S.
Someone really needs to stage an intervention for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) because he’s starting to sound like some of the deranged primetime hosts on Fox News and is even fabricating facts and figures, much like his good “friend,” the failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president, Donald Trump.
Matter of fact, Graham was appearing in Sean Hannity’s show when he began spinning a bizarre (and mostly fact-free) tale about Brazilian immigrants coming into the United States so they can make their way to Connecticut.
Yes, he really said that.
Specifically, Graham told Hannity:
A terrorist? You mean like the group of Proud Boy domestic terrorists who showed up at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and proceeded to engage in all sorts of illegal behavior, including the beating of numerous law enforcement officers? No need for them to immigrate because they’re already here even though every last one of them needs to be in prison for the next 100 or so years.
The Washington Postwas unable to verify Graham’s massive lie, but a spokesperson for the senator was only too happy to double down on the fabrication:
Kevin Bishop, a spokesman for Graham, defended the senator’s comments, citing what he saw during his recent trip to the border and news reports about Brazilian immigrants. Bishop also provided photographs of luggage and shoes taken at the border.
“They have had thousands of Brazilians coming through there,” Bishop said. “As Senator Graham noted in Yuma, the luggage was nicer than his own.”
None of the luggage in the photos provided to The Washington Post appeared to be Gucci. The most obvious clothing in the photos was a pair of fairly clean Puma tennis shoes without shoelaces.
Quite clearly, Lindsey made up his story just so he could go on Hannity’s show and terrify the gullible lemmings who watch the network and believe the BS they’re fed.
Twitter users, however, were only too happy to provide the mocking the senator so richly deserved:
Once again Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had to take Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy, and when she was finished, Doocy was babbling like a four-year-old.
The confrontation came when Doocy asked about foreign nationals coming into the United States and whether or not they are being asked to provide evidence they don’t have COVID-19 or have been vaccinated:
And yet, Doocy still couldn’t comprehend what he’d just been told:
Clearly annoyed by Doocy’s inability to grasp what she was saying, Psaki told him:
Apparently, Peter Doocy hasn’t bothered to look at today’s news and see that the United States is expelling Haitian refugees who are seeking to come into the country at this time. But what can be done about the unvaccinated Americans who refuse to do their part and get the shot? What can we do about Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News and their bullshit lies/conspiracy theories about the COVID vaccine?
Doocy works at Fox, so it’s safe to bet he’s been vaccinated because Fox has a vaccine mandate. How’s that for hypocrisy?
No one in the U.S Senate is more universally loathed than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Hell, he’s so disliked that he’s been given the title of “Most Hated Senator.” Even his GOP colleagues are said to despise Cruz.
On Wednesday, Cruz proved yet again why he’s less popular than the bubonic plague.
For months now, the Texas senator has been complaining that Vice President Kamala Harris hasn’t visited the U.S.-Mexico border, remarking:
VP Harris will indeed be visiting the border this Friday, according to the White House, which announced her planned trip to El Paso, Texas:
How did Cruz react to news that the VP is going to the border? He went on Fox News and attacked her for going to El Paso instead of where he wanted her to go:
Some assholes are never happy. Especially a Grade A asshole like Ted Cruz.
And if Harris had gone to the Rio Grand Valley, it’s a safe bet Cruz would have whined about that, too. Because he’d rather demagogue everything the way he does with every issue. Cruz is the kind of person who would have complained about Jesus turning water to wine because he’d been expecting bourbon.
Ted Cruz is a hypocrite and an asshole. He just proved that yet again.