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#311403 - 03/07/19 11:35 AM Kirstjen Nielsen's Disaster
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I watched part of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen's testimony live, yesterday. DHS Secretary Nielsen’s first public hearing before the new Congress was a disaster (Vox). She is a terrible liar - terrible, in that she does it a LOT, and also in that her lies are so obvious. Her performance was ludicrous*, from claiming that the cages DHS keeps kids in aren't "cages"
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“Sir, they are not cages, they are areas of the border facility that are carved out for the safety and protection of those who remain there while they’re being processed,”
to claiming that “there was no parent who has been deported to my knowledge without multiple opportunities to take their children with them”, to asserting that the separation policy wasn't intended as punishment of immigrants before claiming it demonstrated "consequences". I've never seen a "public servant" obfuscate so much or lie so brazenly. She represents Trump well.

*from Merriam-Webster:

lu·di·crous

adjective
so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous.
"it's ludicrous that I have been fined"
synonyms: absurd, ridiculous, farcical, laughable, risible, preposterous, foolish, idiotic, stupid, inane, silly, asinine, nonsensical; More
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#311405 - 03/07/19 03:04 PM Re: Kirstjen Nielsen's Disaster [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Reminded me of the meaning of "IS", Clintonian thing
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