As the left demonstrated with the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie, truth has no place in America when pushing a political narrative.
But it’s still troubling to see a Democratic lawmaker stand on the floor of the U.S Senate and propagate misinformation, as New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez did while denouncing President Donald Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy on illegal immigration that was resulting in families being separated.
Menendez railed that Trump must stop “tearing babies from their mother’s arms,” as he displayed a photo of a young child crying as her mother interacted with a border patrol agent.
He played audio published by ProPublica of young children who reportedly had been separated from their parents crying out.
“They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the audio released yesterday by ProPublica is worth a million tears,” Menendez said. “How do you submit the cries of innocent children into the congressional record? I don’t know how you do that, but you can hear it.”
The photo he displayed featured the same child President Trump was seen towering over on the cover of liberal Time Magazine.
The child who was NEVER separated from her mother — although she has quite the story the media doesn’t want you to know about.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 22, 2018
Below, a border patrol agent who was there confirmed that the child was extremely tired and confused, but was with her mother the whole time.
NEW: Surprising story behind the viral photo of a toddler crying along the border. @ICEgov says it did not separate the family. The mother, Sandra Maria Sanchez, was illegally re-entering the US after she was previously deported in 2013. @CBSThisMorning @DavidBegnaud pic.twitter.com/OI8dr9ZqbE
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) June 22, 2018
Menendez was indicted on federal corruption charges in 2015 and also faced an FBI investigation over allegations that he paid for underage prostitutes during trips to the Dominican Republic, according to the Washington Post. Menendez got off via a deadlocked jury.
The Senate Ethics Committee admonished the Democrat after its own investigation, issuing a blistering letter essentially saying that Menendez was guilty of accepting bribes.
It was then back to business as usual for the lawmaker, who stood on the moral high ground this week — “as a parent” — to liken the administration’s handling of illegal immigrant children to Japanese internment camps.
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