In an interview on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC” with Kasie Hunt, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Virginia took the left-wing news host to task over immigration policy.
“Do you think President Trump should be separating children from their families at the border,” Hunt asked, repeating the most recent Democrat talking point. “Trump Administration policy. They changed the policy. He could reverse it as Lindsey Graham, conservative Senator said, with one phone call.”
Stewart responded by explaining that there is a law that has been on the books since the Obama administration that disallows federal marshals from arresting and incarcerating children for crossing the border illegally.
“We have to send the signal to everyone else South of the border that if you come to the United States illegally you’re going to get arrested,” Stewart said. “Yes, your children will be temporarily separated from you, but as soon as you go back home, you will be reunited.”
Sounds fair enough, right? These immigrants are crossing America’s sovereign borders illegally, after all. But according to MSNBC, enforcing the law should not be a priority.
“But how is that in the best interest of the children,” Hunt asked. “How is that an American policy?”
“The question, though, is really what’s in the best interest of the United States,” Stewart replied.
Hunt then asked if protecting America’s borders, thus protecting American sovereignty, was more important than “these children.”
“Absolutely,” Stewart replied.
Over in leftist fantasyland, Hunt thought that she won the exchange. She gleefully tweeted the clip of herself getting smacked down with what is a non-controversial opinion – that America’s border laws should be enforced, no matter what sob story the left promulgates.
Kasie: "And that's more important than these children?"
Stewart: "Absolutely." pic.twitter.com/nMb7JZSuMb
— Kasie DC (@KasieDC) June 17, 2018
The interview devolved from there. Hunt spent a full three minutes of comparably inexpensive air time grilling Stewart over the following image, which he retweeted on his Twitter account:
The image Stewart’s opponent Sen. Tim Kaine’s (D-VA) son, whose image was mugshot was photoshopped onto an easel that Kaine was using to present on the floor of the Senate. Kaine’s son was arrested, but never charged, for violently rioting against President Donald J. Trump at an Antifa rally.
The mugshot even has a hammer and sickle photoshopped into the top right corner. Only an internet neophyte would mistake the image as real, but Hunt made sure to ask Stewart if he thought the image was “misleading.”
“Obviously, that is a clear photoshop,” Stewart said.
Hunt, self-appointed commissioner of the fun-police, continued to badger Stewart, asking why he would post such a
hilarious misleading image.
“[Kaine] said that he loves the fact that his kids are involved in politics right after this incident,” Stewart said. “I just thought that was ridiculous. It says a lot more about Tim Kaine that it does about his son.”
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