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Uninformed Dem senator tweets, deletes claim US border patrol is using ‘chemical weapons’ on migrants

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Sen. Brian Schatz tweeted – and then deleted – comments about the use of “chemical weapons” against Central American migrants, admitting he didn’t “know enough about what happened.”

The Hawaii Democrat fired off a tweet Sunday accusing the U.S. Border Patrol of using chemical weapons against illegal immigrants who attempted to rush the San Ysidro border crossing between Tijuana, Mexico, and California.

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“Tear gas across the border against unarmed families is a new low,” Schatz initially tweeted, responding to reports that U.S. agents shot rounds of tear gas after rock-throwing migrants attempted to cross the border illegally, climbing fences and pushing through gaps in wire, Fox News reported.

Within the hour, the Democratic senator tweeted: “Who gave the order? Did it implement or contravene policy?”

He followed up with tweet in all caps.

Another tweet suggested that the use of tear gas on the violent group may have violated a ban on the use of “chemical weapons.”

Schatz ended up deleting the tweet after a few minutes but soon followed up with another, stating: “Anyone uncomfortable with spraying tear gas on children is welcome to join the coalition of the moral and the sane. We can argue about other stuff when we’ve got our country back.”

Political commentator and writer Stephen Miller triggered a response from Schatz after reacting to his tweets online.

Schatz replied that “I went ahead and deleted the one about chemical weapons because I just don’t know enough about what happened.”

Miller continued the debate with the former Hawaii state representative and lieutenant governor.

Miller was not the only one to call out Schatz as he was torched on Twitter for his remarks.

Many called on the Hawaii Democrat to look in the mirror.

And further tweets from Schatz seemed just seemed to seal the deal about the senator for many on Twitter.

Frieda Powers


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