‘Stop misleading’: Dan Crenshaw levels Jennifer Rubin’s hideous GOP border slam with a pesky fact

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw leveled the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin for her lies about Republicans holding immigrant children at the border “hostage.”

The Texas Republican rebutted Rubin’s ignorant tweet with one of his own Thursday after she commended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for reversing course and allowing a House vote Thursday on a $4.6 billion Senate-passed  emergency bill on sending funding to the border.

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Pelosi caved to pressure from the GOP and members of her own party while 95 Democrats voted against the bill which passed with bipartisan support in the Senate by an 84-8 vote on Wednesday. The Democrat leader announced that the House would “reluctantly” vote on the Senate bill “to get resources to the children fastest.”

Democratic infighting challenged Pelosi’s leadership ability as she made the final decision against the arguments of the progressive faction of the Democratic caucus.

“The children come first. At the end of the day, we have to make sure that the resources needed to protect the children are available,” Pelosi wrote to her caucus on Thursday. “Therefore, we will not engage in the same disrespectful behavior that the Senate did in ignoring our priorities. In order to get resources to the children fastest, we will reluctantly pass the Senate bill.”

Rubin, an MSNBC contributor who touts herself as a conservative, applauded the Speaker, claiming that contrary to Republicans, the Democrats “are not willing to hold children hostage.”

Rubin has consistently shown that her views do not line up with that of conservatives and her vocal dislike of President Trump has earned her the wrath of his supporters. A letter to The Washington Post last year demanded the publication stop referring to the columnist as a conservative.

Crenshaw quickly schooled Rubin after her tweet on Thursday and demanded she “stop misleading people.”

The White House accused Democrats of refusing to work with their GOP counterparts, saying in a statement before the vote Thursday that “the only ones delaying help for the children are the Democrats.” Republicans repeatedly asked Democrats to take up the Senate bill for a vote, as GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted out the scene as Republicans submitted unanimous consent requests that were consistently denied each time by Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.

“What’s changed?” Crenshaw asked earlier in the day in a tweet featuring a video clip of former President Obama and his similar stance on the illegal immigration issue as Trump.

Crenshaw may have called out Rubin for her “misleading” comment but many Twitter users saw it as blatant lying and thanked the congressman for pointing it out.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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