The news of pepper spray and tear gas being used to turn away people attempting to enter the U.S. illegally has had liberals and the media (pardon the redundancy) sounding a human rights alarm exclusive to the Trump administration. Here are just a few examples:

However, as we’ve told you in the past days, the liberal narrative took a hit when it was reported that border patrol agents used pepper spray against rock-throwing migrants in 2013 when Obama was president.

As it turns out, according to the Washington Times, tear gas was also used at the border during Obama’s presidency — many times:

From the Washington Times:

The same tear-gas agent that the Trump administration is taking heat for deploying against a border mob this weekend is actually used fairly frequently — including more than once a month during the later years of President Barack Obama’s administration, according to Homeland Security data.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has used 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, or CS, since 2010, and deployed it 26 times in fiscal 2012 and 27 times in 2013. The use dropped after that, but was still deployed three times in 2016, Mr. Obama’s final full year in office.
Border authorities also use another agent, pepper spray, frequently — including a decade-high record of 151 instances in 2013, also under Mr. Obama.

Is anybody surprised that wasn’t a much bigger story in the media a few years ago?

Sen. Schatz didn’t seem to be asking “who gave the order” back then. Go figure!

At this point that reputation has a LOT of stains on it.

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