House Democrats are promoting their “civil rights” hearing on “kids in cages” and “inhumane treatment” with a photo from 2014, when Joe Biden was Vice President. So dishonest! pic.twitter.com/Exuj1eudrr
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) July 9, 2019
In an effort to promote its hearing on President Trump’s policies of “putting migrant kids in cages,” House Democrats tweeted a photo of children at a detention center behind a chainlink fence.
The problem was that the photograph, intended to scold Trump for “inhumane treatment at the border,” was from the Obama era.
Staffers with the House Reform and Oversight Committee, apparently discovering too late what many Americans already knew, deleted the tweet with the 2014 photo.
Trump’s campaign team reacted to the tweet, pointing out Joe Biden, the leader in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, was vice president at the time of the photo, Breitbart News reported.
“House Democrats are promoting their ‘civil rights’ hearing on ‘kids in cages’ and ‘inhumane treatment’ with a photo from 2014, when Joe Biden was Vice President,” the GOP account TrumpWarRoom wrote on Twitter. “So dishonest!”
House Oversight Republicans asked via Twitter: “You all know that’s a picture from 2014, right? Remind us who was President then.”
Some Democrats want to eliminate immigration agencies
Last week, in an interview with BET’s “Black Coffee Live,” Somalia-born Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., charged immigration officials serve “rogue agencies” with “no accountability, no transparency in how they conduct their business.”
“We should be having a conversation about eliminating their existence. Reforming the agencies that deal with our most vulnerable,” Omar said.
“We are continuing to allow for them to terrorize people who are running away from the most horrific circumstances.”
Earlier last week, the president of the National Border Patrol Council responded to similar claims by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., charging the congresswoman with spreading “outrageous, inflammatory and false claims about the dedicated law enforcement officers I represent.”
WND reported July 2 that after claims by Ocasio-Cortez and others that migrant detainees in El Paso, Texas, were forced to endure inhumane conditions, a Hispanic pastor toured the facility and “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,” said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez.