We’re old enough to remember when CNN’s Brian Stelter was criticizing Fox News (what else?) for its coverage of the caravan of thousands of migrants working its way toward America’s southern border. Fox News was just making it an issue of it to scare voters before the midterm elections, see?
i'm watching the coverage. the southern border is 1,954 miles long. it's not being "overwhelmed."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 25, 2018
That’s brilliant thinking … assuming that the caravan would split up somewhere along the way here and self-disperse along the entire length of the southern border to make things easier on the Border Patrol. Oh, wait, that didn’t happen. Instead, wave after wave of migrants, many women and children, started showing up at checkpoints by the thousands, all trying to claim amnesty.
Assuming Stelter’s right and the border’s not being overwhelmed, he should have a word with his colleague Wolf Blitzer, who thinks the Border Patrol can provide housing for 11,000 kids by clicking its heels and saying, “This is a great country” three times.
Blitzer’s guest today was Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer tells lawmaker that we have an obligation to adequately house 11,000 migrant kids: "You and I know this is a great country and we have the capability to help 11,000 kids who are unaccompanied and make sure that they’re safe and secure." pic.twitter.com/UlkCkOypMv
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 5, 2019
Check the chyron there … that’s 11,000 children who crossed the border illegally in May alone. That’s not counting June or July or August or September, and it’s also not counting the more than 100,000 adults who also crossed the border in May and need to be fed and housed and given medical treatment.
11,000 today, 11,000 tomorrow, and the next day, and so on and so on!
— Mara (@maramasu) June 5, 2019
Wolf volunteered his home right? Where does he think 11,000 kids can be housed? Foster care is stretched thin as it is.
— commonsense (@commonsense258) June 5, 2019
Wolf wants to build a migrant city. Why doesn't he get a sanctuary city official on his show and ask them if they're willing to be the Mexico City Hilton for 11000 unaccompanied illegals
— Bruv (@Bourgy) June 5, 2019
So you want them housed, but when they are detained you scream about them being removed from the person they came with because they are unvetted and unable to be the confirmed guardian of that child. You have multiple contradictory voices in your mind don't your her Blitzer?
— Jake Downey (@JakeDowney44) June 5, 2019
Why can’t we seem to help our veterans?
— EastwardinEden (@EastwardinEden) June 5, 2019
There are 12,000 homeless kids in Los Angeles, maybe they should come before non-citizens? Ask @SpeakerPelosi
— Vic Temless 🌐 (@buydebts) June 5, 2019
Don’t bother Blitzer with details here. It’s like CNN suddenly believes the border is being overwhelmed after all.
Look on Jake Tapper’s face as Jerry Nadler babbles about why Dems oppose illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities is PRICELESS https://t.co/xSGlTbrVLQ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 14, 2019