A conservative — Katie Pavich of Twitchy sister-site Townhall — said something negative about the Biden-Harris administration, so PolitiFact has sprung into action to prove her wrong. It seems Pavlich said on Fox News on April 1 that the Biden-Harris administration is enabling human trafficking at the border with its policies.
No, the Biden administration is not engaging or enabling human trafficking at the border. https://t.co/qfqzxmotLm
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) April 11, 2021
It seems Pavlich was responding to that Border Patrol video that showed two smugglers dropping two young girls, ages 3 and 5, over a 14-foot border wall miles from the nearest residence and then taking off back into Mexico. “Unfortunately,” Pavlich said, “those little girls getting dropped over the fence is probably the least horrific thing that happened to them when they were being smuggled.”
PolitiFact says it’s false that the Biden-Harris administration is enabling human trafficking, and their reasoning is this: “Human trafficking and migrant smuggling describe different activities and are not interchangeable.” According to experts, the video of the two toddlers was an example of migrant smuggling, not human trafficking. So, false.
They sure aren't stopping if from happening either.
— Eric Hovland (@EricJHovland) April 12, 2021
This account should be censured by @twitter for lying.
— PAPatriot ?? (@cfring64) April 12, 2021
Jedi mind tricks work ON the weak-minded, not when done BY the weak-minded
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) April 12, 2021
It’s always funny seeing a fact checker blatantly lie to people.
— Look behind you (@PeytonSchmidt2) April 12, 2021
From an organization who is hosting a "fact-checking festival" with the likes of Dr. Fauci and Brian Stelter, hosted by the Poynter Institute who claims to "hold powerful people accountable and promote honest information in the marketplace of ideas". Sounds unbiased, for sure. ?
— The Avia✈️or (@CaptainConcurs) April 12, 2021
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Check your facts ??♀️
— ❤️ (@spooky_mcghoul) April 12, 2021
"Not engaging" in is fair. "[Not] enabling" is just a bald-faced lie, Biden administration policies could not help human traffickers more if they had been written by traffickers themselves.
— Gary Collard (@LakerGMC) April 12, 2021
We’d agree. Engaging in, maybe not. But enabling? Most definitely.
Totally true. The Biden administration chooses to allow human trafficking, but they’re not participating in it. Fact check: THIS IS STILL BAD
— Kimbo Slice Jong Un (@stlouistopitt) April 12, 2021
YES THEY ARE!!!!!! Ignoring it is condoning it.
— Beach Girl (@BeachgirlinCT) April 12, 2021
True, it is disengaging stopping human trafficking, not engaging in human trafficking.
— Radical Machiavelli (@RadMachiavelli) April 12, 2021
Human smuggling sounds so much nicer, thanks Creepy Joe!!
— latino heat 2k21 (@Skritchin) April 12, 2021
Have you actually seen the border? They absolutely are enabling human trafficking and it’s disgusting.
— whatdayisit (@stephennagy) April 12, 2021
— KilroyFSU (@KilroyFSU) April 12, 2021
They absolutely are.
— Casey2k (@Cas3y3k) April 12, 2021
They are however incentivizing it!
— ParksDept (@parks_dept) April 12, 2021
How is it not enabling?
— Quarantime! (@rudeboyardee) April 12, 2021
They’re absolutely enabling trafficking at the border. Terrible fact check.
— Najeh’s Laundry Basket (@BasketNajee) April 12, 2021
Actually, yes they are. And they have thousands of migrant kids locked in cages.
— Wags (@40runner1) April 12, 2021
Are we up to 20,000 yet? Will the mainstream news networks keep a running tally like they used to do with COVID deaths?
Actually they are. The very incentives creating this surge are directly tied to Biden.
IOW, the cartels love Biden. He's enriching them at the cost of innocent children.
— mp (@mdonprince) April 12, 2021
The whole concept of their immigration policy encourages trafficking.
Any attempt to deny that is an outright lie.
— Justin Middleton (@JMiddle75) April 12, 2021
If you send your unaccompanied children, we will allow them to stay- Biden admin encouraged cartels to traffic illegals.
— AJ (@rollypoly31) April 12, 2021
Just look at the border and you can see this comment is 100% false.
19 days….where is the "border czar"?
— john (@John_S951) April 12, 2021
I give this fact check 47 pairs of blazing trousers
— Neanderthal genius (@Renaldus) April 12, 2021
They are totally enabling it.
— Jim Bob Levy (@geotexasjew) April 12, 2021
— Samuel Culper 722, also on GAB @politiwars (@politiwars) April 12, 2021
Reminder: Politigarbage is garbage.
— mallen2010 (@mallen2010) April 12, 2021
Yes, PolitiFact is just a PR agency.
— Still Gonna Send It (@gsendit_m) April 12, 2021
Seriously: “The biggest problem with Pavlich’s claim about human trafficking is that ‘she’s alleging human trafficking when she’s talking about migrant smuggling,’ [Guadalupe] Correa-Cabrera said. That’s the fact check.
Really? PolitiFact needs WaPo Fact Checker's help deciding whether or not 60 Minutes' hit piece on Ron DeSantis was 'deceptively edited' https://t.co/fncTif8VpK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 8, 2021