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FLASHBACK: Nancy Pelosi Felt Very Differently About Immigrant Child Detainment in 2014

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As if the stunning hypocrisy from the left wasn’t already mind-numbing enough, someone has dug up Nancy Pelosi’s comments after visiting a child detainment facility in 2014, and they certainly have not aged well.

The Daily Wire reports that in June of 2014, after a visit to a border detainment facility, Pelosi struck a very different tone about the children detained there than what we’re hearing from her party this week.

Of course, this isn’t that surprising considering it was Democrats who wanted children to be detained separately from their parents to begin with, and, big shocker, the exact same thing was happening under the Obama administration’s watch as well.

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Another day, another glaring Democrat double-standard. What else is new?

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In another case of “you just can’t make this stuff up” (see the fake news “child separated from mother” photo for another example), Pelosi told the press on June 28, 2014, after visiting a jam-packed illegal immigrant detention center, that what “some view as a crisis,” she viewed as “an opportunity” to continue to show our humanity. Rather than “politicizing” the situation and decrying the state of the detained children, as she and her colleagues have done in increasingly extreme terms over the last week, she said what she witnessed at the detention center was “dazzling.”

“What we just saw was so stunning,” she said. “If you believe, as we do, that every child, every person, has a spark of divinity in them and is therefore worthy of respect, what we saw in those rooms was dazzling – a sparkling array of God’s children, worthy of respect. So we have to use, as was said this morning, the crisis that some view as a crisis – and it does have crisis qualities – as an opportunity to show who we are as Americans: that we do respect people for their dignity and their worth; that we know how to get the job done, that relates to, again stopping trafficking. Because that’s one of the fundamentals that will reinforce the law.”

While we should move families as quickly as possible, she said, we must make sure to obey the immigration laws and not “rush” solutions.

“We have the law that established the Department of Homeland Security. We have the Flores decision. So the balance that we’re trying to create is to move these kids, these young people, these families as quickly as possible into another setting. We have to do it in a way that meets certain standards – and not, in our rush, not do the best we can for them,” she said.

Good grief, someone get this woman copies of her own comments! We understand that Pelosi probably doesn’t remember making these comments, but you think someone on her staff might have kept track.

But what does it really matter, anyway? An elephant may never forget, but apparently, donkeys have incredibly short-term memories.

 

 

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Texas Governor Signs Order Barring Further Mask Mandates

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Around the nation, medical officials are beginning to express concerns about the proliferation of the “delta” variant of the coronavirus, and just what it could mean for the unvaccinated among us. These worries may fall on deaf ears, however, as the current state of vaccine reluctancy seems to suggest that those who remain unvaccinated today are almost exclusively doing so by choice. And so, given the highly contagious nature of the “delta” variant, combined with the fact that we’ve vaccinated just about everyone who wants to be, the CDC is suggesting that even those of us who’ve been inoculated should return to wearing masks in certain situations. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is not having it, however, and he’s not going to let any of Texas’ other politicians refute him, either. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, on Thursday signed an executive order prohibiting cities and other government entities in the state from enacting vaccine requirements or mask mandates to protect against the coronavirus, even as the virus’s more contagious delta variant drives another surge in covid-19 cases in Texas. Abbott’s order applies to any government entities receiving state funds, including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities and government officials. He also declared that there be “no covid-19-related operating limits for any business or other establishment” in the state in order to “ensure the ability of Texans to preserve livelihoods while protecting lives.” The move comes as fellow Republican Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he would allow parents to make decisions regarding whether or not their children would need to wear masks in school, similarly stripping that power from local bureaucrats.

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Secret Service Reduced to Starbuck’s Runs with Hunter Biden’s Wife

And just wait until you see what it cost the taxpayers!

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For an elite law enforcement unit such as the Secret Service, there has to come a point in which you wonder what it is that you’re even doing sometimes. These are the folks who would take a bullet, very literally, for our executive branch, yet some within the first family seem to think that they’re also to be used as errand boys. Hunter Biden’s wife was spotted being escorted by Secret Service agents on a Malibu, California coffee run Tuesday. Melissa Cohen, mother of Hunter’s 1-year-old son Beau, was spotted grabbing an iced coffee at a Starbucks near the couple’s California home accompanied by Secret Service agents. One agent stayed in the car behind the wheel while another agent opened the door for Cohen as she returned to the car holding the iced coffee. And just wait until you see what this coffee run cost the taxpayers… The Daily Mail calculated that since top agents earn $148,437 per year, which translates to an hourly rate of $71.36, the two-hour coffee excursion had a taxpayer-funded price tag of up to $285.44. The couple has been given 24-hour Secret Service protection at their $20,000 a month Malibu home. Hunter Biden has long stood accused of benefiting unduly from his father’s political clout, and it appears that perhaps this sort of sentiment is now spreading throughout the family.

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