Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Pence Lied About Deportation Raids, Among Other Things...

Remember that time when Good Old Uncle Pence attempted to quell the concern the American public had over Donald Trump and insist Trump only spoke in hyperbole and that he had no intentions of doing the things that Trump said he would do?

If you do not, then let's take a look at a comment Pence made during the vice presidential candidate debate with Tim Kaine regarding deportation raids.

Tim Kaine said the following in regards to immigration, border security, and deportations:
Donald Trump proposes to deport 16 million people, 11 million who are here without documents. And both Donald Trump and Mike Pence want to get rid of birthright citizenship. So if you're born here, but your parents don't have documents, they want to eliminate that. That's another 4.5 million people. These guys -- and Donald Trump have said it -- deportation force. They want to go house to house, school to school, business to business, and kick out 16 million people.
What did Pence say?

"That's nonsense. That's nonsense."

"Senator, we have a deportation force. It's called Immigrations and Customs Enforcement," he said, later ellaborating that Trump was referring to criminals.

"He's talking about criminal aliens."

Earlier Pence tried to delegitimize reports of Trump's statements by casting a cloud on whether or not Trump made such statements in the first place - enlightening when looking back at the glut of "fake news" that proliferated during the campaign.

Pence tried to minimize Trump's statements by debating that "if Donald Trump had said all of the things that you've said he said in the way you said he said them" he still wouldn't be as bad as his opponent, Hillary Clinton, insulting his supporters at a campaign rally.

So why are we looking back at the debates months later?

Especially in light of Pence being embroiled in the Mike Flynn resignation scandal, in which honest Uncle Mike claimed ignorance and that he was lied to by the now-former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn for negotiating with Russian diplomats prior to the inauguration... and that the Trump administration had known for weeks that Flynn lied to the public about his conversations with the Russians, this throwback to the debates shows that Pence isn't the choir boy that he claims to be.

While he did a fine job polishing the turd called Trump that night against Kaine, news this week showed just how much of a politician (and liar) Pence truly was.

All across the nation the Trump administration had been engaging in immigration and deportation raids.  While the administration claimed they were targeting criminals, that is not who they netted in their raids, and considering they didn't prioritize the criminals, as did the previous administration, it would appaer that vice-presidential candidate Pence seems to be at odds with Vice President Pence.  

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