Our post begins with a tweet Friday from Katie Pavlich of Twitchy sister site Townhall:
Eleven MS-13 members *all from El Salvador* have been charged with kidnapping and murder of two teenagers in *Alexandria, Virginia* https://t.co/KUpYqtViwd
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 22, 2018
That tweet inspired GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to tweet a reminder that Rep. Nancy Pelosi had defended MS-13 after President Trump had referred to the violent gang members as animals.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 23, 2018
That, in turn, compelled CNBC’s John Harwood to come to Pelosi’s defense, and to get a little huffy about it, too.
no she didn’t. your tweet is disgraceful https://t.co/E2jH2pSKyE
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) June 23, 2018
Here we go, Harwood preaching again. And yes, Pelosi did defend MS-13, just like you are doing now.
— Angelo Ciliento (@angelo_ciliento) June 23, 2018
If memory serves, Pelosi did come to the defense of MS-13 after Trump had referred to them as animals, citing the “spark of divinity” in every MS-13 gang-banger. Here’s video:
Unbelievable… Pelosi straight up defending MS-13.
"Does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person? Calling people animals is not a good thing." pic.twitter.com/t9uuAzKuE2
— Jerry in Arizona (@JerryUSANumba1) May 17, 2018
From the video, it sure looks like she defended MS-13 against Trump’s “animals” claim, and the “spark of divinity” line was a nice touch, too … something she’d never acknowledge exists within an “unwanted” fetus.
She actually did. https://t.co/PqHdcrnGE4
— Evil Red Kid (@_SOURKIDZ_) June 24, 2018
Yes she did.
— metsies (@00evidence) June 24, 2018
She absolutely defended MS 13. You want me to send you a screenshot of it?
— republamerican #MAGA (@republamerican) June 23, 2018
John jumps into the Journomobile to defend the precious from paying a political price for having defended MS-13 from Trump’s insults.
His colleague at CNBC, meanwhile, is still spreading misinformation about the Trump Admin that the Red Cross has already denied. https://t.co/a8c5DzYiM6
— Actually, Quite a Dignified M’Fin Pickle (@sunnyright) June 24, 2018
Maybe both Harwood and Pelosi should take a moment to read and react to Pavlich’s post:
According to allegations in the indictment, in August 2016, Elmer Zelaya Martinez, Erick Palacios Ruiz, Ronald Herrera Contreras, and Josue Vigil Mejia conspired together and with others to lure a 17 year-old male [Mendez], who they suspected was a member of a rival gang, to a park in Fairfax County, Virginia, in order to attack and kill him. After killing him and to conceal evidence linking them to the juvenile’s disappearance and murder, these four defendants and their co-conspirators buried the juvenile’s remains.
The indictment further alleges that in September 2016, Elmer Zelaya Martinez, Erick Palacios Ruiz, Ronald Herrera Contreras, Henry Zelaya Martinez, Oscar Contreras Aguilar, Yonathan Melgar Martinez, Pablo Miguel Barrera Velasco, Anderson Villatoro, Francisco Avila Avalos, and Fredys Baires Abarca conspired together and with others to lure a 14 year-old male [Triminio] to the same park in Fairfax County where he was attacked and killed because he was thought to be cooperating with law enforcement. This juvenile’s remains were also buried.
But don’t forget that spark of divinity in each and every one of them. That is, if they actually exist. Don’t forget: Joy Reid called MS-13 a “phantom bogeyman.” Or does Harwood want to dispute that too?
MS-13 are the new New Black Panthers: a phantom bogeyman Trumpists will fear abjectly without ever actually encountering any.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) April 30, 2017
'UNBELIEVABLE'! Nancy Pelosi's TWISTED defense of MS-13 reaches a new level of 'EVIL' https://t.co/03N2rch1tg
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 17, 2018