Dem Senator: Are We Violating Chemical Weapons Convention By Teargassing Illegals Bum Rushing The Border?

|
|
Posted: Nov 26, 2018 10:01 PM
Dem Senator: Are We Violating Chemical Weapons Convention By Teargassing Illegals Bum Rushing The Border?

The Left has been extraordinarily stupid in some of their commentaries about the illegal alien horde that’s amassing at our southern border. Over the weekend, they tried to bum rush the southern border. The San Ysidro Port of Entry ground to a halt during this incident, where border patrol officers had to deploy tear gas. Well, it’s this act of crowd control that drove Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) over the edge, suggesting that the use of tear gas may have violated the chemical weapons convention. No, I’m not kidding. He eventually deleted the tweet, but asked if this use of force was excessive. In a word, no—it was not (via Fox News):

Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, tweeted Sunday that the use of tear gas against Central American migrants who attempted to enter the U.S. illegally may have been a violation of international agreements governing the use of chemical weapons -- before he backtracked.

The Associated Press reported that U.S. agents shot several rounds of the gas after migrants tried to penetrate several points along the border at the San Ysidro border crossing between Tijuana, Mexico, and California. Migrants sought to squeeze through gaps in wire, climb over fences and peel back metal sheeting to enter.

In response to the reports, Schatz initially tweeted: "Tear gas across the border against unarmed families is a new low." Approximately 45 minutes later, Schatz tweeted: "Who gave the order? Did it implement or contravene policy?" He then tweeted "WHO GAVE THE ORDER?" in all caps.

[…]

However, the tweet was posted for just a few minutes before it was deleted and replaced by this message: "Anyone uncomfortable with spraying tear gas on children is welcome to join the coalition of the moral and the sane. We can argue about other stuff when we’ve got our country back."

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took it a step further, equating this illegal alien horde to the Jewish people fleeing the Nazis. Liberals have zero grasp of history—and this only serves as a confirmation of that, along with the Left just being abjectly stupid during the Trump era.