'The cowboys are there to protect your family!' Lindsey Graham throws a fit over 'inhumane' criticism of border agents
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Fox News that the Border Patrol agents whipping Haitian refugees were just "cowboys" who are
"trying to protect you." Graham didn't downplay the beatings by government employees, instead, he celebrated them and those doing it.
"A man on horseback is there to protect your family!" Graham insisted. "The people rushing our border have put us all under siege!"
He went on to say that the most inhumane thing happening on the border is that the Border Patrol is treated so badly by President Joe Biden.
Graham also predicted that there would be a terrorist attack as a result of the Afghan refugees coming into the United States and as a result of pulling out of Afghanistan. Graham was one of many pro-war Republicans arguing for the U.S. to stay indefinitely in Afghanistan, keeping a fighting force in the country alongside the Taliban government. Since the withdrawal, he has been telling every host that the apocalypse is imminent.
At the end of August, he was warning of a "parade of horribles" set to unfold for Americans he said were "abandoned" in Afghanistan. Those people were then rescued and helped out of the country after the deadline without incident.
See the Fox News interview below:
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Idaho man threatened to shoot nurse if she didn't treat his son-in-law's COVID-19 infection with ivermectin: report
The family member of an Idaho COVID-19 patient allegedly threatened a doctor who wouldn't treat the patient with invermectin, BuzzFeed News reports.
According to the Dr. Ashley Carvalho, police had to remove the man's son-in-law from the hospital after he told her, "If you don't do this, I have a lot of ways to get people to do something, and they're all sitting in my gun safe at home."
"I think it's just kind of a hopeless feeling," she said, speaking of the hostility that comes from some patients and their families directed at healthcare workers.
"Like other medical workers in her state, Carvalho is exhausted and exasperated," BuzzFeed News' David Mack writes. "Idaho currently has the lowest vaccination rate in the country, and the number of vaccine doses administered hasn't been climbing significantly — but infections have. As of Saturday, there were 686 patients hospitalized in the state with COVID, 180 of them in ICUs. That's hundreds more than what flooded hospitals during the previous surge in December 2020, before safe and effective vaccines were widely available."
Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Carvalho said she never thought she'd be more anxious about COVID-19 after the vaccine.
"Last year at this time, I was very anxious about COVID, and I was just hoping and hoping for the day when we'd have a vaccine," she said. "It never occurred to me that there would be a day when we have a vaccine, and I'm actually more anxious now because we have something that can really prevent this and people aren't taking it."
Anthony Sargent wasn't one of the hundreds of MAGA rioters betrayed by friends and families though through the tip line set up by the FBI to identify who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
But his knuckle tattoos did the trick.
Sargent, aka BOLO 158 on the FBI's list of suspects at the insurrection, was arrested Monday in Augustine, FL. He was identified in photos and videos that documented rioters breaking down doors at the Capitol, according to the FBI:
Sargent is seen pushing the crowd in an apparent attempt to breach the outer doors of the north entrance to the Capitol building," an FBI agent writes. "In this video, Sargent appears to be wearing a gray hoodie and a green military-style backpack. At this time, the doors to the north entrance of the Capitol building appear closed.
Sargent is next seen exiting the north entrance of the Capitol building through a cloud of white smoke. As depicted in the photo below, Sargent appears to have tattoos on the knuckles and back side of his right hand.
After the smoke dissipates, Sargent can be seen waving the crowd back toward the north entrance of the Capitol. The next open source video3 shows rioters attempting to break through the inner doors to the north entrance of the Capitol building. A tattoo on the back side of Sargent's right hand is visible as Sargent repeatedly throws an unknown object toward the inner doors of the north entrance.
Sargent was described in the report "wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black face gaiter with a skull jawbone printed on it" and appearing "to be wearing a radio on his jean pocket." At one point during the assault on the Capitol, Sargent can be seen waving the crowd through broken Capitol doors, the FBI reported.
Sargent was further outed by his Proud Boy-themed social media accounts. Among his user names was "Sarge Slaughter." Among his descriptions was "Ancient City Proud Boy Constitutionalist Unapologetic no mask."
And, the FBI report added, "the background photo for the account is a recruitment poster in the style of an Uncle Sam U.S. Army recruitment poster that displays the text, "WE WANT YOU TO BE A PROUD BOY: We are western chauvinists who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world."
On one of his Twitter accounts, Sargent posted a captioned mirror selfie-style photograph in which is knuckle tattoos are visible, the report states.
Sargent is charged with engaging in physical violence, destruction of property and various acts of illegal entry and disorderly conduct. You can read the full FBI report here.
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