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Pompeo Eviscerates Biden Admin's Excuses for Border Crisis, Points to DC Politics as Root Cause

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In a recent interview, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo exposed Vice President Kamala Harris’ lies regarding the causes of the ongoing border crisis.

Harris traveled to Guatemala and Mexico earlier this month after blaming increased illegal immigration from those countries on climate change and anti-LGBT bias.

Pompeo noted one simple fact: Central American policies and the climate haven’t changed much since January, but American politics have.

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“The crisis at our southern border is not a result of what’s happening south of our border,” Pompeo wrote in a tweet. “It’s a result of what’s happening in Washington, D.C.”

“The conditions down there are no different today than they were in January of this year,” Pompeo said in his interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, “and we have had multiples and multiples of people come across the border.

“So it’s not the conditions down there that have caused the current crisis at the border. It is the policies of the Biden administration.”

“The first responsibility is to keep our southern border secure. We had it done. We got there. It’s just simple math. 180,000 [migrants] in May is the highest in 20 years. This is a result of a bad border policy,” Pompeo added.

“It’s created a crisis. It’s caused enormous devastation to the human beings that have been trafficked across the border. This is not only bad for them, it’s really bad for the United States. It’s not a result of what’s happening in Central America. It’s a result of what’s happening in Washington, D.C.”

Indeed, Guatemala and Mexico seem to be in full agreement with Pompeo on this one.

Both Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei have stated matter-of-factly that the migration crisis is President Joe Biden’s fault.

If that doesn’t make it clear enough, nearly a third of migrants attempting to cross the southern border are not even from Mexico or the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

They’re coming from as far as Romania and India in the hopes of getting into the U.S. under Biden’s “catch and release” policy, which allows illegal immigrants to live freely in the U.S. for years while their cases are reviewed.

In all, 711,784 migrants attempted to cross the southern border between January and May of this year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. That number has next to nothing to do with the climate or LGBT persecution.

In reality, the U.S. is currently being ravaged by drug smuggling and human trafficking because Biden is beholden to the progressive left.

Illegal immigrants are flooding the border because they rightly believe Biden will let them in.

Pompeo is right. The myriad problems at America’s southern border can’t be fixed unless this administration is honest about what is causing them.

For now, unfortunately, it seems content to lie, lie and lie some more.

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Off-Duty Firefighter Jumped by Mob Who Tell Him It's 'Fight Night' Before Brutal Beating

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Asking for a little old-fashioned respect can be the prelude to a beatdown in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City. The New York Post has released video of a Friday night incident in which a rabid mob of teenagers surrounded and then attacked an off-duty firefighter as he walked his dog near his home in the borough of Queens. Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, who founded the civic protection group the Guardian Angels in 1979, posted the video to Twitter. Warning: The following video contains graphic images and language that some readers will find disturbing. Last night in Middle Village a mob of kids attacked a man who asked them to stop blasting fireworks. #NYPD from the 104th precinct were there but did nothing. The community reached out to #NYC Mayoral candidate #CurtisSliwa & the #GuardianAngels to find these vicious teens pic.twitter.com/uVJkBUJ0L1 — Curtis Sliwa for NYC Mayor (@CurtisSliwa) July 24, 2021 The 44-year-old victim, whose name was not released by the Post, said he is among those who have objected to the deterioration of his community,  and taken the dangerous stand of telling teenagers to behave as if rules really mattered. Retribution for preaching civility arrived Friday night. “There were at least 100 kids … I was walking my dog. They just picked me out and approached me,” the firefighter told the Post in a Saturday interview. “One kid took his shirt off and said, ‘it’s fight night!’ He said he was 19 and said, ‘I could fight you.’ Everyone took their cell phones out. There were cell phones everywhere,” the victim said. “They all came at me…A kid came up behind me and hit me in the back of the head with a bottle and I let go of the dog,” he said. With the dog barking…

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Olympic Cyclist Celebrates Victory as She Crosses the Finish Line, Then Learns a Gold Medal Isn't Coming

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Neither the gold medal winner nor the woman who celebrated when she thought she had won could quite believe the results of the women’s Olympic bicycle road race on Sunday. Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten put on a massive gold medal-worthy display of victory as she crossed the finish line. But there was one catch. Anna Keisenhofer of Austria had been so far ahead of the rest of the pack that two minutes before van Vleuten had celebrated her finish, Keisenhofer had already had won the race,  according to Cycling News. Van Vleuten waved her arms in triumph and embraced members of her team, only to learn the truth after someone knowing the facts poured cold water on the celebration. Olympics: Van Vleuten celebrates but mistakes silver for goldhttps://t.co/2twUgBGbht #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/fV1qpmtfiw — Cyclingnews.com (@Cyclingnewsfeed) July 25, 2021 “I didn’t know. I was wrong. I didn’t know,” she said. “This is an example (of what happens) if you ride an important race like this without communication. All World Tour races have communication, and now it’s the three of us standing here and wondering who has actually won,” van Vleuten said, referring to teammates Marianne Vos and Anna van der Breggen, according to CNN. In most races, cyclists are in radio communication with their teams, but that is not allowed in the Olympics. “I’m gutted about that, of course,” she said. Although the realization that she had not won a gold medal hurt, van Vleuten said winning a silver medal remained an achievement. “I’m really proud of the medal, because I did not have an Olympic medal. It’s also a silver medal with a shine on it, because I felt super good today,” said van Vleuten. “My goal was to be at my best-ever level here, and I think I nailed that. It’s…

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