Vice President Mike Pence visits detention centers to put positive spin on border control. Does not go quite the way he intended.

By |2019-07-13T06:22:10-09:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |21 Comments


Courtesy of USA Today:

With television cameras in tow, Vice President Mike Pence toured a pair of Border Patrol facilities in Texas on Friday as Republicans pushed back on reports that migrants detained in such centers are being held in deplorable and dangerous conditions.

On his first stop, at a processing center for migrants just outside McAllen,Texas, Pence said he “couldn’t be more impressed” by what he described as “the compassionate work” by Border Patrol agents.

“Every family that I spoke with told me they were being well cared for,” he said.

The other stop, at an outdoor portal at the McAllen Border Station, offered a starkly different picture.

A reporter traveling with Pence described a horrendous stench in the facility and said that nearly 400 men were housed in sweltering cages so crowded it would have been impossible for all of them to lie down. Some of the detainees shouted to reporters that they had been held 40 days or longer and complained that they were hungry.

“This is tough stuff,” Pence said at a news conference later.

“I was not surprised by what I saw,” he said. “I knew we’d see a system that was overwhelmed.”

Here is more courtesy of NBC News:

Agents wore face masks, and video showed detainees packed into their holding areas surrounded by chain-link fence, the concrete floors littered with silver thermal blankets. Reporters accompanying Pence described the facility as smelling “horrendous.”

A group of men detained behind chain link fencing shouted to news cameras, “No shower, no shower!”

Pence said afterward that what he saw was evidence of a “system that was overwhelmed.”

Mike Pence had gone there to demonstrate how humane the immigrants were being treated and he did not appreciate the news outlets reporting the truth about what they witnessed there. 

I believe this is probably the CNN report that has Pence’s panties in a wad.

It must be noted that these are facilities that the Trump Administration picked out to demonstrate how well the immigrants are being treated.

The very fact that even one of them showed human beings being neglected and mistreated can only serve to confirm reports by a variety of reporters that these people are suffering under the care of border control agents. 

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21 Comments

  1. anónimo July 13, 2019 at 8:42 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/despite-congress-providing-4-6-billion-in-additional-funding-for-border-pence-says-conditions-still-the-fault-of-democrats/

    “You gotta love it when Pence immediately puts complete blame for the horrors he saw on the Dems even after they threw money at monsters.” “This is cruel and unusual punishment.” ” Pence said that the conditions were “the reason why we demanded that Congress provide $4.6 Billion in additional support to Customs and Border Protection,”
    “We are working to expose and stop human rights violations at the border, but everyone needs to know that Pence and Trump are making these problems much worse on purpose,” – “for political reasons.””

  2. Beaglemom July 13, 2019 at 10:23 am

    He looks like he’s trying hard not to breathe and he’s also trying very hard to look above the crowd. Yes, Mike Pence, this is what you and your boss have done. That you have the gall to blame the Democrats who have agreed to allocate huge amounts of money over the past two years at your border catastrophe is simply disgusting. Trump, Pence, the whole Trump administration, the entire GOP and all of their supporters own this disgrace. Pence is like the local Germans who after being taken to see what had happened at places like Dachau still insisted they knew nothing of what was happening just a couple of miles away.

  3. Anonymous July 13, 2019 at 11:05 am

    No one in America sees the comparison of the time when there were rumors about the Jewish people that the Nazis were slowly planning for their extinction. No. We’d rather believe we are a human nation and that the placid face of Pence and his proclaiming his Christianity couldn’t possibly be a nation that is so prejudiced by the leader of this country that we would collectively condone this kind of treatment of our fellow man. But here it is. Alive and well. We are being led by a subtle Hitler. And no one in America blinks an eye unless it involves them directly. Meanwhile as high profile folks visit these concentration camps and try to put the good “spin” on treating a fellow human like shit, we as Americans have our heads in the sand. History will judge us. And yes, Pence your’ God wants you to know that there will be a special place in hell for you and it will be overwhelmed. Amen. Wake up America. We are being complicit in this and there’s no turning back. And we may not have the same luxury as Germany and try to act like we weren’t in accordance with Hitler. The fact that we have a leaders like Kim Jung Un, Putin and Trump shows that we the people are willing subjects. Even if we profess adamantly that we are not. Somehow we agree by not disagreeing.

    • Anonymous July 13, 2019 at 6:14 pm

      Amen.

  4. Marie Jacobs July 13, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Not related at all, but is it worth noting that famous germaphobe Bristol Palin has no problem sharing spoons and straws with her 3 kids but years ago wouldn’t eat a slice of cake because Trig spit on it while blowing out the candles?

    Is that a clue that Trig IS a random baby Sarah sought?

    • U R Going Down Toots July 13, 2019 at 4:12 pm

      Go take your meds $arah.

  5. Anonymous July 13, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    OK, I know some trump crony is making tons of money in these for profit concentration camps, why didn’t/hasn’t anyone proposed that they take the migrants to farms/vineyards etc and house them?

    Most of them come from an agriculture background, they could be working planting/harvesting crops that are labor intensive and be paid from the funds that are now going to some republican profiteer for concentration camps. We know Americans don’t want those jobs and there are plenty of farmers complaining they have crops that rot in the fields because they can’t get the help.

    While they are waiting for processing, they could be earning a living, crops go to market and families stay together.

    Oh right, I forgot, trump wants them in concentration camps, he can torture the brown people and blame the Democrats all for his political motives. If he doesn’t have a scapegoat, he doesn’t t have a base.

    I noticed that Pence worn his gestapo black suite for the visit, nice touch. It sure takes some chutzpah to say CNN lied, when there is video.

    God and Jesus are waiting for the so called christian Mike Pence, sorry Mikie, you are a shameful excuse for a human being, Satan will escort you were you belong in hell.

    • Anonymous July 14, 2019 at 3:57 am

      Wow that is an amazing amount of ignorance in one comment .

  6. Anonymous July 13, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Today we took reporters to a detention facility on the border for families and children and all told us they were being treated well.
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    How would he know, he doesn’t speak spanish.

  7. Anonymous in Chicago July 13, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    What is it about the people in Trump’s White House? They all have dead eyes. Pence & Kushner’s dead eyes take 1st and 2nd place.

  8. Anonymous July 13, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Polo shirts, khaki pants, and Gucci loafers, all worn with a suit coat – the uniform of the Republican gestapo.

  9. Anonymous July 13, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Pence will drown in the next rain if he continues to hold his nose so high in the air.

  10. Anonymous July 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    I sure hope these comments are flooding Gestapo Mike’s twitter feed and I love it when they use bible verse against him !!
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    Mike Pence labeled a ‘fake Christian’ for defending inhumane conditions at Trump’s concentration camps

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/mike-pence-labeled-a-fake-christian-for-defending-inhumane-conditions-at-trumps-concentration-camps/

  11. Anonymous July 13, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Joy Reid Zooms In On Why Mike Pence Only Wants Us To See Men In Cages
    The Vice President’s bizzarro border visit illustrates how he dehumanizes brown people.

    It was interesting to me, and I noted where we were able to see the vice president go was to see men, right? They were willing to show us these pictures of a bunch of men inside of those cages because the story they want us to believe is that the people coming across are not children and abuelas and grandmas and moms, it’s a bunch of what they want people to believe are gang members, right? So they only want you to see men. So they let us see him talking to men. Not talking to them, just being in the same room with them. Then he denies what these men are saying is happening. They’re yelling out, “We haven’t been able to shower for 40 days,” and now he’s pretending he didn’t hear anything, he didn’t see or smell anything. Even in a room with a bunch of men who haven’t showered in 40 days? You didn’t smell anything? Okay. It strikes me that there was also a demonstrative, it was a demonstration being shown, here, by putting these men on display and having the vice president show them, because they do want to tell his base, we are hurting the right people. Is that too cruel of me to say?

    Is that too cruel of her to say? Um, NO. No, it is not. That IS what their base wants. They want the “right people” to be hurt. It is, however, too cruel of this administration and its enablers to DO. As E.J. Dionne went on to say, “The horror is the point here, and that is more horrifying in some ways than anything.”

    https://crooksandliars.com/2019/07/joy-reid-zooms-why-mike-pence-only-wants

  12. Anonymous July 13, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Don’t forget the swastika pin on the jacket, oops that is the American flag, now symbol of fascism.

    Did Miss Lindsey bring his perfumed handy to hold to his nose?

  13. puck July 13, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Christ said to care for the poor and the sick. why do so many Christian forget that?

    • Anonymous July 14, 2019 at 3:07 am

      Because they are FAKE christians.

  14. Anonymous July 13, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    They don’t even have to detain these people for this long. This is a CHOICE by the Trump administration. When Obama was in office, there was a program that released immigrants with ankle monitors or had them check in regularly with officials to make sure that they attended their immigration court hearings. It was successful, and the vast majority attended their hearings as directed.

    Even better was another program that had immigrant families placed with case workers who helped them find housing, jobs, and help them manage their immigration court matters. This program was also very successful at helping them assimilate and become productive citizens. This is what we should be doing. We should be helping these people and getting them to work and contribute to our economy.

    Needless to say, both of these programs ended as soon as the orange shitgibbon took office. He decided instead lock them all up and treat them worse than s dogs.

  15. Anonymous July 14, 2019 at 3:07 am

    I sure hope the Democrats are going to stop playing Mr. Nice guy and use these clips in ads for the campaign. Show Americans how truly evil the trump administration is. I don’t care about his base, they are lost forever in their hatred, however some Indep and republicans that voted for trump “to give him a chance” might smarten up and cross over.

    Also I wonder if anyone told Pence about the Vicks Vapor Rub trick, under the nose to mask the smell, hope not, and hope he smelled the odor for hours afterwards.

  16. Anonymous July 14, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    I understand #fakechristian is trending.

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