Leftist Sunny Hostin admitted on Wednesday that she did not care about the poor treatment the Obama administration gave to migrants because she only cares about what the Trump administration is doing.
In a segment on ABC’s “The View” talking about the recent incident where tear gas was used on migrants who threw rocks at U.S. Border Patrol agents, conservatives Abby Huntsman and Meghan McCain highlighted the media’s hypocrisy in their coverage for largely ignoring worse actions from the Obama administration.
Do they have a photo like that when Obama was in office?” Behar asked while showing a picture of a woman running from tear gas with her two kids.
“Homeland Security data does validate that, that it happened multiple times, more than once a month in fact during the Obama years,” McCain responded.
Meghan McCain and Abby Huntsman highlight that Obama used tear gas on immigrants every month during his presidency and his admin placed children with human traffickers.
Leftist Sunny Hostin responds: "I don't care what Obama did! I care what Trump is doing right here right now!" pic.twitter.com/hzB2zgWZBV
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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.
Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, took umbrage at the outrage, questioning where the critics were when tear gas was deployed under Mr. Obama.
“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.