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CONFIRMED: Obama Admin Used Tear Gas On Migrants Far More Often Than Trump

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Border patrol agents were forced to use tear gas to fight back against the migrant caravan attempting to illegally enter the United States.

The agents were pelted with rocks.

As expected, the mainstream media lost its collective mind.

How could Trump gas women and children!?

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The truth is the Obama administration used tear gas far more often.

Where’s the coverage on that?

From Fox News:

Federal agents used tear gas on the U.S.-Mexico border dozens of times during the Obama administration, data from the Department of Homeland Security shows, despite growing outrage at the Trump administration from Democrats for using the substance against migrant caravan members over the weekend.

According to DHS data obtained by Fox News, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has used 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, commonly known as tear gas, 126 times since 2010.

During the Obama administration, tear gas was used on the border 26 times in 2012, 27 times in 2013, 15 times in 2014, eight times in 2015, and three times in 2016. That compares to 18 times in 2017 and 29 times in 2018 during the Trump administration.

Continued:

The circumstances of each incident — including the size and makeup of groups hit with tear gas, and the locations — are unclear from the data provided. Much of the outrage directed at the Trump administration stems from a photo appearing to show a mother and two children fleeing tear gas canisters on Sunday.

Border agents, the DHS data shows, also regularly used Pava Capsaicin, commonly known as pepper spray, 540 times between 2012 to 2018.

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During the Obama administration, pepper spray was used 95 times in 2012, 151 times in 2013, 109 times in 2014, 30 times in 2015 and 56 times in 2016, the data shows. Pepper spray was used 56 times in 2017 and 43 times in 2018 during the Trump administration.

Chief Border Patrol Agent Rodney Scott appeared on CNN on Monday.

He dropped some truth bombs about the illegal migrant caravan that is attempting to make its way into America.

For example, did the left know that grown men were pushing women and children to the front and then throwing rocks at patrol agents?

How about that the migrants tore down a section of the border wall?

“What we saw over and over yesterday is that the group, the caravan as we call them, would push women and children to the front and then begin basically rocking our agents.”

Scott added, “That is correct. 42 crossed the border and were arrested. There were numerous people that actually made it across the border. We are in the process of building a new border wall. There were sections that were dilapidated sections made out of scrap metal that the military had gave us. The group breached a section of this. The group breached a couple sections of this. They actually tore down one section. They rushed across and that’s another time that they actually started assaulting our agents.”

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WATCH:

Watch the videos below and you’ll see riot cops using tear gas to push back against the horde of migrants attempting to scurrying into the states…

https://twitter.com/WendyFry_/status/1066789492714102790?%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1066789492714102790&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fit-begins-migrants-march-on-border-riot-cops-throw-tear-gas-point-of-entry-closes-protests-on-both-sides%2F

https://twitter.com/WendyFry_/status/1066773189370552320?%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1066773189370552320&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fit-begins-migrants-march-on-border-riot-cops-throw-tear-gas-point-of-entry-closes-protests-on-both-sides%2F

https://twitter.com/breaking9111/status/1066797943494193152?%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1066797943494193152&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fit-begins-migrants-march-on-border-riot-cops-throw-tear-gas-point-of-entry-closes-protests-on-both-sides%2F

https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/1066789788567695365?%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1066789788567695365&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fit-begins-migrants-march-on-border-riot-cops-throw-tear-gas-point-of-entry-closes-protests-on-both-sides%2F

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John Salvatore has been a Writer and Editor of multiple political blogs since early 2015. He earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. A diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan, John can be reached at [email protected]




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