Liberals Call Marine Veteran’s Tattoo “Nazi Symbol.” His ICE Employer Responds.

Talia Lavin, a Harvard-educated “fact checker” for The New Yorker Magazine, erroneously tweeted that a Marine Veteran’s tattoo was a Nazi symbol. ICE issued a crushing statement to all of the leftists that took aim at Justin Gaertner to attack him afterwards.

Original Tweet:

Left wing dimwits:

Lavin deleted the tweet that accused Gaertner of having a tattoo of a Nazi symbol, and moved her account to private. But never fear, other leftists picked up on her error and ran with it.

[Perlman apologized later- kinda late, but it’s a start].

Here’s one that was deleted:

Meet Justin Gaertner, a retired Marine corporal in Florida with what looks to be a massive Iron Cross tattoo radiating around his elbow, inside of which some folks have identified a SECOND example of neo-Nazi iconography. Maybe ICE should call it their outfit the Heldenkorps, eh? pic.twitter.com/iiZP80bfIO

— Ron Hogan (@RonHogan) June 18, 2018

And another:

Here’s the response to ^^ that one:

The unwarranted and disgusting attacks perpetrated by leftists are past despicable. Gaertner is a United States Marine Veteran. He lost his legs in combat.  He still works hard to save lives.

ICE responded in a statement:

“Over the weekend, social media perpetuated by a tweet by New Yorker reporter Talia Levin [sic] erroneously implied that a tattoo on one of [Gaertner’s] arms was an Iron Cross and essentially labeled him a Nazi. Levin deleted her post after military veterans responded that the tattoo looked more like a Maltese cross, a symbol associated with fire fighters.
The tattoo on his left elbow is actually ‘Titan 2,’ the symbol for his platoon while he fought in Afghanistan… Anyone attempting to advance their personal political opinions by baselessly slandering an American hero should be issuing public apologies to Mr. Gaertner and retractions. This includes Levin [sic] and The New Yorker.”

The Human Exploitation Rescue Operatives are in a program called the H.E.R.O. Corps. Veterans are often utilized as computer forensics analysts and other positions in the program.

The New Yorker did apologize on Monday, according to the Daily Caller:

“The New Yorker has just learned that a staff member erroneously made a derogatory assumption about ICE agent Justin Gaertner’s tattoo. The personal social-media accounts of staff members do not represent the magazine, and we in no way share the viewpoint expressed in this tweet. The tweet has been deleted, and we deeply regret any harm that this may have caused Mr. Gaertner.”

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


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