CNN anchor can’t handle the truth when GOP lawmaker takes her to school on border crisis: ‘Spare us the gaslighting’

Feb 15, 2024 | Political News

Rep. Mike Lawler (R-N.Y.) dished out a history lesson about Democrats and the border crisis on Wednesday that CNN anchor Kaitlan Collins clearly didn't like.

At the beginning of the interview, Collins attempted to make a mountain of a molehill, suggesting that Democrat Tom Suozzi's victory over Republican Mazi Pilip in a New York special election is an indictment against Republican issues, especially immigration and the border crisis.

“Spare us the gaslighting,” Lawler told Collins. “The reality is that [the border crisis] is a crisis of the Democrats' own making.”

House Republicans, Lawler reminded Collins, have passed legislation addressing the border crisis, a bill that every House Democrat voted against. But Collins defended that opposition because the bill contains “a lot of Trump-era immigration policies.”