The following is a news analysis.
At a Congressional hearing this week, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz used her time to launch racially-tinged attacks against Ken Cuccinelli, the Trump administration's head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Shultz told Cuccinelli that he and President Trump follow a "white supremacist ideology" and wish to block all non-white immigrants from entering the U.S.
You and Mr. Trump don't want anyone who looks or talks differently than Caucasian Americans to be allowed into this country.Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz, D-Florida, to USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli
Cuccinelli protested saying "that's false" and "that's defamatory," but Wasserman Shultz repeatedly told him he was wrong and that he was not entitled to respond.
Watch the video of the Congressional hearing here.
During the exchange, Wasserman Shultz also claimed that legal immigrants and illegal immigrants are the same thing.
“My constituents, Americans across this country aren’t fooled by this administration’s specious attempts to distinguish between documented and undocumented immigration,” Wasserman Schultz told Cuccinelli at the House Oversight subcommittee hearing.
Lastly, Wasserman Shultz accused Cuccinelli of wanting to "block all immigration and make life harder for immigrants" and stated that he demonstrated that he will "pursue this heinous white supremacist ideology at all costs, even if it means making critically ill children your collateral damage in the process."
Over Wasserman Shultz's objections, Cuccinelli did fit in his opinion that, “I am not a white supremacist, as you alluded, nor is the president."
On Wasserman Shultz's claim that legal and illegal immigrants are the same thing: that statement is obviously false on its face. Typically, legal immigrants have "waited their turn," and gone through approved processes. They are entitled to be in the U.S. and generally enjoy certain benefits and rights without fear of being deported.
Illegal immigrants, on the other hand, have not followed proper processes; and thus have a different status under laws enacted by Congress and under the U.S. Constitution.
Regarding Wasserman Shultz's claim that Cuccinelli and Trump "don't want anyone who looks or talks differently than Caucasian Americans to be allowed into this country," there is no evidence supporting this assertion.
In fact, the record shows the opposite: as acting head of USCIS, Cuccinelli has administered over the routine admission and processing of legal immigrants, regardless of their race or how the immigrant "looks or talks." There is no indication that he has inserted himself into the process to interfere with legal immigration to admit only those who look or talk like Caucasian Americans.
Lastly, there is also evidence contrary to Wasserman-Shultz's claim that Cuccinelli wants to "block all immigration and make life harder for immigrants" and "pursue this heinous white supremacist ideology at all costs."
A search of Cuccinelli's record to date shows nothing that indicates he has voiced a desire to, or attempted to block, all immigration and make life harder for immigrants. As stated above, he has overseen the continued, routine processing and admission of all legal immigrants into the U.S.
As for the implication that Cuccinelli is a white supremacist or holds such ideologies, there is no evidence of this in the public record.
For example, As Virginia Attorney General, Cuccinelli chose a Chief Deputy who is black, and the man who was the leader of the office is black.
Additionally, one of the most high profile cases Cuccinelli personally argued was to exonerate a black man named Thomas Haynesworth who had been convicted of two sexual assaults.
For multiple unsupported and false claims and implications, Wasserman Shultz earns an unequivocal Triple Devil rating.
I find it interesting that not a single Dem has used the expression "White Privelege" when referring to the Biden's. The truth is, if there ever was a reason to connect White Privilege with a racial group, the Biden's would be its Poster Children.
Joe Passanante Jr says
Well done! Not a Ken fan, but he was being maligned and she wants false information released cause she cant be held accountable. Love you devil rating❣💫
What ever happened to the CRIMMINAL PAKISTANI FAMILY that STOLD $millions escaped back to Pakistan worked for WASSERMA.N SCHULTZ stold DEMOCRAT SECRETS LEFT A COMPUTER IN A HALLWAY...on purpose....?????
@lukerosiak reported on EXTENSIVELY??
Tim O'Leary says
The story about Debbie Blabbermouth Shultz, where she asserts that there is no difference between legal and illegal immigrants brought to mind a stupid news item on TV in Jacksonville, FL (Debbie represents some poor slobs in Florida). So in her mind, The U.S.A. is supposed to dole out all the benefits of citizenship to everyone.
So the story on TV was where a Publix supermarket announced they were closing a particular store, and the litany of Socialist outcries ensued because this would adversely effect certain individuals' access to food. Like the U.S.A., Publix is required to keep stores open. They are obligated to, and there was a socialist politician, and some ostensibly disadvantaged individuals granted air time to tell us this.
There is no legitimate news on MSM, on-air or cable anymore. Sharyl Attkisson is a vital resource to our Liberty and free speech.
Legal immigrations love with the fear of being deported? Have you looked into folks from India and their backlog ? They ARE LIVING with fear of deportation even after receiving an approval for green card .
Dont be an embarrassment to Journalism. Fack check and exhaust all resources before coming to conclusions .