Democrat politicians and left activists took to social media and cable news over the past couple of days to talk about the horror that is helping at the border.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said “It’s horrifying to see tear gas used on mothers and young children as they seek refuge in the United States." Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz suggested that the reported deployment of tear gas may be in violation of an official convention on chemical weapons.
So where was the same outrage when President Obama's Border Patrol used pepper spray and tear gas at the border during his 8 years in office. The Washington Times gives us the numbers.
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.
The report also says that pepper spray was used by border authorities 151 times; it has been used 43 times in fiscal year 2018.
Trump Bad. Obama Good.