As we wrote earlier, we knew the moment that first incendiary (and light on facts) tweet popped up from the Washington Post announcing that a 7-year-old had died in CBP custody that the majority of people would stop reading right there, blame who they’ve been conditioned to blame, and post things like this:
Who the fu*k have we become?
God bless this little saint.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/wps5xFYYWu
— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) December 15, 2018
God bless this little saint, indeed. But as terrible a story as it is — and it is terrible — there are a lot of people who ask that Lewis et al. leave “we” out of it.
"We" didn't drag a kid through the desert. https://t.co/Sj2BCTXcv0
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) December 15, 2018
No, we didn’t. Like CNN reported in its timeline, “we” revived her twice after her father signed a form saying she was healthy. “We” airlifted her to a hospital in El Paso and “we” managed to revive her a third time before she succumbed to septic shock. A lot of people are heartsick about this, and angry that her father allowed her to starve and dehydrate.
We're the ones who tried to save her.
Her dad, a third world idiot who tried to enter illegally, drug her through a desert. https://t.co/kYK5ObX5vE
— Ben Rhodes' Echo Chamber (@dindunuffinyt) December 15, 2018
"We"? Were you there helping her father drag this poor child thru the desert?
— Arqahn (@Arqahn) December 15, 2018
You dragged this little girl through the desert without food or water for days… if that’s what you are admitting to, you are one sick person Richard.
Someone should be criminally charged in both Mexico and the US as we have laws against that.
— Obsidian Report ⚔ (@ObsidianBlack6) December 15, 2018
Im not sure who you've become, but her father killed her. Grow up.
— Red Dirt Ready (@SwTkthe1) December 15, 2018
We? I didn't drag this kid across the desert for weeks and not give her food and water. Maybe that was you.
— PeterM61 (@PeteM48) December 15, 2018
WE didn’t kill this little girl. She was sick when she arrived. We didn’t cause her death nor could we have done anything to prevent it. It’s tragic but there is enormous risk involved in the journey these immigrants take.
— Jess (@jrmemm) December 15, 2018
Ask her parents
— Robert Butler (@rbutleratb) December 15, 2018
There is no we.
— Horace Pendlebury Davenport (@RobertKYarbro) December 15, 2018
"We" ? Who are referring to? Certainly not the parents or smugglers right?
— Liberty Liger (@LibertyLiger) December 15, 2018
I’m sure you mean who are the parents that dragged their kid through the desert.
— losman (@losmansports) December 15, 2018
Her parents should be in jail, along with the dipsh*ts who encouraged the mass assault on our border.
— Gold N. Rules (@jamesbranch3) December 15, 2018
Her dad did this to her. Border Patrol tried to save her. Cut the crap.
— Tomahawk (@Mikespeegle) December 15, 2018
Why don't you read the complete story before you go any further.
— Lisl (@LislAK) December 15, 2018
Hey Rich if I drag my kid through the desert next week, don’t feed her or give her water we cool?
No jail time for me for neglect?
Yes who have we become that you want to blame us for a father’s poor and dangerous decision?
He should be jailed as I would be.
— JW Watch (@JW_Watch) December 15, 2018
No, the question is: What the hell has happened to parents these days? Who would put their small children through something like this without having any guarantees & at least the necessities of life….like food & water? AND who planned this caravan & who made $ off the ordeal?
— KarenSL⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@KarenSL) December 15, 2018
– Father of 7-year-old migrant who died signed form saying daughter was not ill during initial screening – DHS says the family was offered food and water before being transported to nearest Border Patrol station
— FactPush (@FactPush) December 15, 2018
“We”? We are not the ones who dragged this little girl on a dangerous 2 month trek. Her father did. He put her in harms way. He did not report she was sick for 7 hours. Very sad, but she was his responsibility.
Until we build a wall, tragedies like this will continue to happen.
— 🎄☃️ Janice ☃️🎄 (@iJancy) December 15, 2018
WE didn’t uproot a child and drag her across a continent without proper nutrition, that’d be her parents who did that.
— Mz. J. (@jaybluuee) December 15, 2018
“We” didn’t drag her the length of Mexico, and then some, in an attempt to walk into our country. One does NOT die of dehydration and exhaustion within hours of being under U.S. supervision.
— www.Conservitarians.com (@Conservitarians) December 15, 2018
Do facts even matter to you? How did "WE" cause this? Father drags kid on multi-thousand mile journey with little food and water; signs form saying kid is okay; turns down food and water before being transported. And somehow that is "OUR" fault? Child abuse, plain and simple.
— The Media are Lying Dem Whores (@CurmudgeonlyOpa) December 15, 2018
"We" didn't drag a kid across Mexico thorough the desert for days without food or water.
It takes several days without water to die of dehydration that causes organ failure and sepsis kills you.
Her father did that.
He made that happen.
— 🎄Attila the Christmas Honeybun🎄 (@TimMansplainsIt) December 15, 2018
No food or water for DAYS prior to entering the US on her death bed. Border security did their best to keep her alive, but the father's negligence left the poor little girl in a state of complete disrepair, but of course the left refuses to let a tragedy go to waste.
— Ricochet🦇Biscuit (@ricochet_biskit) December 15, 2018
Please stop weaponizing this poor little girl for political retributive reasons. Let her REST IN PEACE. Her parents are guilty of manslaughter.
— 🐇❌ℍ𝕒𝕟𝕟𝕒𝕙❌🐇 (@WilheminaFoxx) December 15, 2018
It's awful she died but I blame the 'parent' who snuck her in illegally. She was already dehydrated and starving when taken into custody. She would have died FASTER if she hadn't been taken in.
Do you really think she would have lived longer out walking in the desert? Jesus.
— ButSeriouslyFolks (@RoneciD) December 15, 2018
God bless her, god foresake her rotten parents.
— Pootie-Poots Punching Bag (@Nicknomas1) December 15, 2018
When this poor little girl started having medical issues after being dragged on a long and dangerous journey, CBP took her to get medical attention & flew her to a hospital where she got the best medical care available in the world to try to save her life. That’s who we are… https://t.co/K3V5UzjMlA
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 16, 2018
That’s who “we” are, and who we have always been. Sorry that some people were too busy trying to use this innocent girl’s death to score political points to notice it.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 16, 2018
7 years ago you would have approved of her abortion.
— 🇺🇸 Nationalist Catherine 🇺🇸🎄☃️⛪️ (@chooselife78) December 15, 2018
Have you checked in on a homeless vet lately?
— Carl M (@251Carl) December 15, 2018
Quite a stretch: Guess which Rep.-elect is retweeting an ‘abject lie’ about 7-year-old migrant’s death? https://t.co/v5QPL9ohpG
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 15, 2018