Democrats and their friends in media have been freaking out for two days over the use of tear gas at the border, when a large group of rock throwing migrants rushed border patrol agents.
But tear gas was used at the border repeatedly under Obama and none of these hypocrites said a thing.
The Washington Times reports:
Tear gas used once a month at border under Obama
The same tear gas agent that the Trump administration is taking heat for deploying against a border mob this weekend is actually used fairly frequently — including more than once a month during some years under President Obama, according to Homeland Security data.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has used 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, or CS, since 2010, and deployed it 26 times in 2012 and 27 times in 2013. The use dropped after that, but was still deployed three times in 2016, Mr. Obama’s final full year in office.
Use of CS rose again in 2017, which was split between Mr. Obama and Mr. Trump, and reached 29 deployments in fiscal year 2018, which ended two months ago, according to CBP data seen by The Washington Times.
Border authorities also use another agent, pepper spray, frequently — including a decade-high record of 151 instances in 2013, also under Mr. Obama. Pepper spray, officially known as Pava Capsaicin, was used 43 times in fiscal year 2018, according to the CBP numbers.
Every news story is now used as a political weapon by the left. And they’re so crazed, they don’t realize how ridiculous they look.