As we’ve pointed out several time now, the Republicans got nuttin’ to campaign on, so they are ratcheting up fear, or when your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. And today, sharp-as-a-hammer and dumb as a box of nails, walking termite buffet Mike Pence is on clean-up duty for Hair Füror:
.@costareports asks @VP Mike Pence about @realDonaldTrump’s claim that unknown Middle Easterners had infiltrated the migrant caravan heading to the U.S. border. “It’s inconceivable that there are not people of Middle Eastern descent,” Pence said. pic.twitter.com/7CRmyggfHG
— Washington Post Live (@postlive) October 23, 2018
Heh. He got Mike Pence to say conceive, and that probably made the cilice get a little tight. But I digress. It it utterly conceivable that there are NO people of Middle Eastern descent heading this way. Per the State Department:
Counterterrorism cooperation between the Mexican and U.S. governments remained strong. There are no known international terrorist organizations operating in Mexico, no evidence that any terrorist group has targeted U.S. citizens in Mexican territory, and no credible information that any member of a terrorist group has traveled through Mexico to gain access to the United States.
And that was Comrade Stupid’s state department, published in 2017, so if it is conceivable, then it follows that The Fourth Reich must have slipped and let them in.
Pence’s office concedes that his numbers were bogus.