Consultant Ayanna Pressley was on the receiving finish of heavy criticism after she appeared to reignite false allegations that Border Patrol brokers had ‘whipped’ Haitian unlawful immigrants.
Pressley (D-MA) posted a picture of the incident from simply over a yr in the past that takes the confrontation out of context and was initially utilized by the media and Democrat politicians to accuse border brokers of getting “whipped” unlawful immigrants on the border.
“This occurred one yr in the past at this time,” she tweeted.
“#1YearAfterDelRio, we gained’t cease preventing for *actual* accountability & an immigration system that affirms asylum as the basic human proper that it’s,” added Pressley.
This occurred one yr in the past at this time.#1YearAfterDelRio, we gained’t cease preventing for *actual* accountability & an immigration system that affirms asylum as the basic human proper that it’s. pic.twitter.com/pByGDeV6og
— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) September 19, 2022
Ayanna Pressley Tries to Revive Faux ‘Whipping’ Story About Haitian Illegals
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley was – rightly so – closely ratioed for the tweet attempting to revive an previous faux information story.
Whereas she didn’t particularly point out the phrase ‘whip’ or make accusations of ‘whipping,’ the intent behind sharing the picture was reasonably apparent.
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It’s, in any case, the picture that sparked your complete media-driven controversy.
“You’re spreading misinformation,” wrote Caleb Hull, a conservative communications strategist.
You’re spreading misinformation.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) September 20, 2022
Abigail Marone, the press secretary for Senator Josh Hawley, knowledgeable Pressley that the story behind the picture had been “debunked a yr in the past.”
This was debunked a yr in the past. Why are you attempting to make this a hashtag?
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) September 19, 2022
Others broadcast that they’d reported the publish for spreading misinformation, a course of Twitter permits however selectively acts on.
Reported for spreading misinformation
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) September 20, 2022
Some readers have been fast to level out that the timing of Ayanna Pressley’s tweet attempting to reignite the ‘whipping’ controversy comes on the exact same day border crossings topped 2 million unlawful immigrants formally.
The identical day information breaks that migrant crossings hit 2M this yr — a brand new report— @AyannaPressley tweets out this debunked story attacking border patrol officers.@massgop @massdems https://t.co/FGTtvUf7cO
— ConservativeNotCrazy (@IAMMGraham) September 20, 2022
Nonetheless, others have been much more crucial of her tweet, calling the lawmaker an outright liar.
What occurred? A border agent did his job? Or are you continue to spreading the lie that they whipped unlawful aliens? As a result of you realize that’s a lie so that may be a fairly scummy factor to do. Even for you. https://t.co/6KK3Ahk1K5
— Gerry Callahan (@GerryCallahan) September 20, 2022
Casually peddling a lie one yr later. Fraud squad has no disgrace https://t.co/q4GRMgnAro
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) September 20, 2022
Sure, you began mendacity about it three hundred and sixty five days in the past. https://t.co/1Pjto3TPyK
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) September 20, 2022
The Lie Has Been Debunked
Sure certainly, Ayanna Pressley did assist unfold the unique lie about Haitian unlawful immigrants being ‘whipped’ by Border Patrol brokers one yr in the past.
At a press convention with fellow far-left Democrat Consultant Maxine Waters, Pressley declared that the Border Patrol brokers within the picture had acted like white supremacists.
“Haitian lives are black lives, and if we actually consider that black lives matter, then we should reverse course,” the Squad member mentioned.
“Congress should do the work of investigating and making certain accountability of the egregious and white supremacist habits of Border Patrol brokers in Del Rio Texas,” she added.
Rep. Pressley on scenario at U.S. southern border: “Haitian lives are Black lives, and if we actually consider that Black lives matter, then we should reverse course.”
— ABC Information (@ABC) September 22, 2021
Besides, the entire thing was false from the beginning, unfold by a Democrat communications strategist who had no concept how horses and/or reins work, and who was prepared to share a picture from a doubtful angle.
The reality was rapidly revealed.
What’s unfathomable is the stupidity concerned in pondering you’d get away with mendacity.
Hey @TwitterSupport – That you must pull this tweet and ban this clown.
He’s spreading a ‘large lie.’
Right here’s the alternate angle… pic.twitter.com/70BzKUGT7B
— Rusty 🎙️ (@rustyweiss74) September 21, 2021
“We don’t carry whips and the one factor I see of their palms is reins,” one agent mentioned on the time.
One other agent identified that the reins are used to guard the horse and even to guard the individual from the horse.
From a Border Patrol supply: “Brokers use their reins for lots of causes. Primarily it’s used to steer the horse, however brokers will even spin them generally to discourage individuals from getting too near the horse…We’re not conscious of anybody being struck with the reins.” https://t.co/yxxyoAuklh pic.twitter.com/t3o3h9dJbL
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) September 20, 2021
The disinformation was apparent and Border Patrol brokers smeared by outstanding Democrat figures like Ayanna Pressley have been cleared by officers.
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