Republican guidance for Afghan refugees wanes as Trump, Fox News market anti-immigrant promises

Republicans have develop into additional skeptical about no matter whether refugees fleeing Afghanistan ought to be authorized to occur to the United States, in accordance to a new Yahoo Information/YouGov poll. The change in Republican attitudes towards aiding susceptible Afghans subsequent the U.S. military’s withdrawal from the state appears to replicate the recent advertising of anti-refugee rhetoric by various distinguished conservative figures.

The survey of 1,605 U.S. grownups, which was conducted from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, identified that total help for resettling Afghan refugees in the United States has declined over the past two weeks from 49 p.c to 44 p.c, though uncertainty in excess of the issue has grown by 7 % — with 34 per cent of respondents stating they are “not sure” no matter whether refugees fleeing Afghanistan should really be allowed to appear to the U.S., as opposed with 27 per cent two weeks previously.

Evacuees who fled Afghanistan walk through the terminal to board buses that will take them to a processing center at Dulles International Airport on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Evacuees who fled Afghanistan stroll through Dulles Intercontinental Airport in Virginia on Sunday. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times by means of Getty Photographs)

This change has been driven pretty much totally by Republicans, whose aid for Afghan refugees coming to the U.S. dropped from 40 percent to 32 per cent, even though their uncertainty improved by 12 percentage points, from 24 p.c to 36 %. Opposition to serving to Afghan refugees also dipped in the course of this time time period, though a great deal fewer noticeably, from 24 per cent to 22 % general, and from 37 per cent to

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Fact check: Republican House leader Kevin McCarthy makes at least 5 false claims in 7-minute Fox News interview

McCarthy uttered inaccurate statements to host Maria Bartiromo about a wide variety of topics — oil prices, inflation, prisoners released in Afghanistan, the behavior of Democratic state legislators, and the content of an elections bill supported by congressional Democrats.

Here is a fact check.

Trying to liken President Joe Biden’s tenure to the 1970s era of former President Jimmy Carter, which was beset by inflation and oil-related challenges, McCarthy claimed that oil prices are now “the highest that we have seen.”
Facts First: McCarthy was wrong. Oil prices under Biden are not even close to the highest we have ever seen. Crude prices peaked in 2008 under Republican President George W. Bush — more than double their level at the time McCarthy’s interview aired Sunday. Crude prices were also higher at various points under Republican President Donald Trump than they were on Sunday.
On the Friday before McCarthy made this claim, the price of benchmark Brent crude fell below $66 a barrel. That is less than half of the all-time high of more than $147 a barrel in 2008. Further, Brent crude was well above $66 a barrel at various points in 2018 and 2019 under Trump, briefly exceeding $84.
At under $63, West Texas Intermediate crude, a US benchmark, was also going Friday for less than half of its 2008 peak and for less than it did on various days under Trump; it briefly topped $75 under Trump. (The prices of both Brent and
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No, Biden Did Not Say ‘White Republican Men’ Are ‘More Risky Than ISIS’

In June 2021, Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed that President Joe Biden experienced warned the American public “white Republican men” are “more unsafe than ISIS.”

Carlson designed the declare through the June 1 episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” He was criticizing proposals to segregate unvaccinated folks at particular public events, as perfectly as very well-founded claims, promulgated on CNN, that white, Republican guys had the greatest degrees of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. Following taking part in a sequence of clips of CNN, Carlson resumed his monologue, as follows:

Yeah, you’re not amazed. It is often the very same people, individuals white Republican gentlemen. The really ones that, just these days, Joe Biden warned us are a lot more unsafe than Isis …

A much shorter clip posted to Twitter confirmed only this part of the monologue, devoid of the direct-up outlined above:

Carlson’s claim was bogus. Earlier that day, Biden spoke at a commemoration of the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, in which white mobs looted and burned down dozens of blocks in the affluent Black community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

In the direction of the stop of his tackle, Biden said:

And at last, we ought

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