As always, the right wing has nothing to sell but fear itself. To hear them tell it, ISIS fighters infected with Ebola are streaming across the border as we speak, intent on, in the immortal words of Lindsay Graham, kill us all. Rep. Duncan Hunter, one of the loopier members of the House, says he knows that 10 ISIS fighters have crossed the border. Turns out it’s a lie:
On Tuesday night, Representative Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California, took those comments even further. Appearing on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren,” Hunter said, “At least ten ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the border in Texas.” When Van Susteren asked how he knew that, Hunter replied, “Because I’ve asked the border patrol, Greta.”I asked the Department of Homeland Security if Hunter’s comments were true. They weren’t.
“The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the Southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground,” said DHS spokesperson Marsha Catron. “DHS continues to have no credible intelligence to suggest terrorist organizations are actively plotting to cross the southwest border.”
But of course, that will just be dismissed by the wingnuts because they don’t need actual evidence to support their conspiracy theories. And the fact that DHS denies it only proves that it’s true. It all stands to unreason.