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Dem Rep. Calls Out GOP Leader's Claim That Suspected Terrorists Are Now Crossing the Border

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Since the start of his 2016 campaign, former President Donald Trump embraced a wildly anti-immigrant platform that saw him gleefully promote hysteria and belligerence toward every undocumented—and those assumed to be undocumented—person in the United States.

Trump often wielded this hysteria to be politically beneficial for him, including making delusional claims about migrant caravans heading to the border before midterms.

Now, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is taking a page from that book.

This week, McCarthy—along with other Congressional Republicans—visited the southern border in Texas, where they slammed President Joe Biden's developing immigration policies and blamed him for illegal border crossings.

McCarthy even claimed that "terrorists" were using the southern border to secretly infiltrate the country.

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The House Minority Leader said:

"They're now finding people from Yemen, Iran, Turkey. People on the terrorist watch list, they're catching, and they're rushing it all at once."

The claim immediately raised eyebrows, especially for Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), who said that McCarthy was "either wrong or lying."

McCarthy's uncited claims are similar to ones made by former President Trump, often to increase hysteria and build public support for a wall at the southern border.

Gallego wasn't the only one skeptical of McCarthy's assertion.

People were glad to see Gallego press McCarthy on his claims.

It remains to be seen if McCarthy will grant his request.