Dem. Sen. Shaheen suggests Russia to blame for DREAMers protesting Nancy Pelosi

On Tuesday, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., suggested to CNN that the Russians may have played a role in the recent protest of an event held by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., by illegal immigrants who took over her event, the Daily Caller reported.

According to the Daily Caller:

Video from the protest shows the crowd of pro-amnesty activists surrounding Pelosi and shouting her down, while accusing her of being insufficiently pro-immigrant.

When asked why the activists were targeting Pelosi, who has been working with President Trump to try to strike a deal on DACA, Shaheen struggled to give an answer.

“Why, of all people, is [Pelosi] getting the backlash from DREAMers?” CNN host Alisyn Camerota asked.

“DREAMers and young people across the country are frustrated, and they want to go to college and join the military and get jobs and be Americans, which is what they are. This is the only country most of them have ever known,” Shaheen said, dodging the question.

Shaheen then deflected to Russia and Charlottesville when Camerota pressed her on the issue.

“Do they not like that she’s working with the president to do this?” Camerota asked.

“You’ll have to ask them. Who knows what stirred up this kind of animosity. What we know we know about the Russians and their interference in the 2016 elections is that they tried to increase divisions within this country,” Shaheen said.

“We saw it again in Charlottesville. We don’t know what’s behind this, but what we do know is we need to take action to protect the DREAMers to allow them to stay in America,” she added.

“This is what passes for keen logic in the Democrat party,” Christina Laila said at the Gateway Pundit.

Here’s video of Shaheen’s comment:

A post at Lifezette added:

Are the Russians paying actors to pose as radical illegal immigration activists and shut down Democrat press conferences? Are they funding the Immigrant Liberation Movement, or other radical illegal immigration groups?

“That sounds uniquely wacky,” said Tim Graham of the Media Research Center, whose organization monitors left-wing media bias.

“That is a new one,” Graham said, “I don’t know what Jeanne Shaheen ate for breakfast.”

Shaheen was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008, defeating Republican Sen. John Sununu 52-48 percent. From 1997 to 2003 she served as the governor of New Hampshire.

Camerota simply nodded and changed the subject after this answer, Lifezette said, which prompted Graham to suggest that she should have pressed Shaheen on her answer.

“CNN should have responded to that by asking, ‘Are you suggesting the Russians were behind this event?'” he said.

But let’s not forget, this IS CNN, the outlet now seen by many as the least-trusted name in network news, according to the results of a study reported on by the Washington Free Beacon in January.


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