Rep. Pat Falloon of Texas took right-wing hysteria to a new place when he got hysterical about drugs being seized on the US border.
Rep. Falloon tweeted:
Last month saw 𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑 𝟓𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎𝐥𝐛𝐬 of illegal drugs seized at our southern border.
But don’t worry, the border is being “effectively managed.”
— Rep. Pat Fallon (@RepPatFallon) May 19, 2022
The fact that 50,000 pounds of drugs were seized at the border means that the border is being effectively managed. Rep. Falloon apparently doesn’t understand what seized means.
Gone are the days of flimsy walls that drug smugglers could easily saw through with tools from Home Depot.
Trump’s border policy was a wasteful disaster that spent taxpayer money on ineffective walls while being cruel to migrants and children.
Fox News has run blaring headlines and segments about the “border crisis” since the moment that Joe Biden took office. The “border crisis” that Fox News and Republicans are running with is a code for fearmongering about non-white people coming to the United States.
America hasn’t suddenly been flooded with illegal drugs since Joe Biden took office, and people like Rep. Falloon sound hysterical about a good that is happening because anything can sound ominous and evil to Republicans if a tone is used that is intended to outrage and frighten voters.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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