Yesterday, Stuart Varney interviewed former New York Senator Al D’Amato on whether or not we can afford to take care of the undocumented children coming here. Predictably, D’Amato said we can’t. But before long, D’Amato echoed other right-wing pundits on Fox such as Pat Buchanan, by accusing Obama of intentionally creating the border crisis.
D’Amato said about the border crisis: “It goes back to Obama, President Obama’s intentional – intentional! - failure to secure the border.”
Varney offered some decent challenges to D’Amato. He questioned why Obama would do that. But before Varney could finish the question, D’Amato interrupted.
“Because he wants to blame the Republicans for not giving immigration reform,” D’Amato said. “And the Republicans say, You secure the border and then we’ll talk about immigration reform.’”
As was previously noted, this accusation is similar to one made by Rush Limbaugh. It was rated “Pants on Fire” by PolitiFact.
Watch the conspiracy-theory mongering below.