Trump advisor Katrina Pierson posted a little story on Twitter the other day, and people are skeptical, to say the least. She wrote on Tuesday that while going through a TSA checkpoint at the DFW airport, the man in front of her in line apologized to the five TSA agents in the area for the government shutdown, saying “Congress could end this tomorrow.” Pierson then claimed, and this is the fun part, that all five agents said the same entire sentence almost in unison: “Yes – but the Democrats are all on a beach in Puerto Rico.”
Going through TSA Pre✔️at #DFW and a man in front of me started apologizing to agents (5) for the shutdown chaos and said, “Congress could end this tomorrow.” The agents - nearly in unison - replied, “Yes - but the Democrats are all on a beach in Puerto Rico.” ?— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) January 16, 2019
The idea that Democrats are all partying big time in Puerto Rico has been spread by Republicans and various conservative pundits in spite of it being completely untrue. Some Democrats did go to Puerto Rico to attend an event organized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to assess the ongoing crisis in the U.S. territory caused by Hurricane Maria and to raise funds to rebuild and help those who lost their homes and businesses to the storm. It was planned three months prior to the shutdown.
There is no evidence that this trip was 100 percent partying, and even if some of them did manage to have a little fun while they were there, the Democrat-controlled House has still managed to vote to end the shutdown eight times.
This is not to say that it’s impossible that five TSA agents could believe the lie that all the Democrats in the country are working on their tan and happen to congregate in the same area. However, the general sentiment about Pierson’s story is that might be a tad exaggerated.
When you made up this story why didn’t you cast yourself as the one who apologized to the agents it’s a great part https://t.co/4aFNJedglY— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) January 16, 2019
It doesn’t help that Pierson has gained a reputation for being almost as much of a chronic liar as Trump. She was caught on tape admitting that Trump used the n-word to describe black people when she had previously claimed he never did. She then said she was lying in the recording because she wanted to “move the discussion along.” Either way, she’s a liar.
Plus, the odds that five people would all jump to say nearly the same thing are astronomical. Or it means that the DFW TSA agents have been brainwashed. Has anyone checked on them lately?
Twitter’s been too busy taking “things that never happened” for 500, Alex.
Funny, When I was at the zoo today I said, "The government could pay the staff" and all the animals in unison started singing Ave Maria— Daniel O'Neail (@Dan_ONeail) January 16, 2019
It was beautiful.
According to a recent survey:— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) January 16, 2019
Did this happen? pic.twitter.com/qXdIhU6dDs
You forgot to add the part where they all got on top of the conveyer belts and did the opening number to La La Land pic.twitter.com/ntgxA8AhxN— Pablo “No Resolution” Cool Guy. (@ShutUpPabs) January 16, 2019
Right?? It’s almost like she made it up.— Jffry Mchl Hgn (@jeffreyhagen) January 16, 2019
And then five other TSA agents were like “Scaramouche Scaramouche can you do the fandango?!?”— phawker (@phawker) January 16, 2019
And then Brian May let it rip, & there was thunder bolts & lightning & firecrackers & atom bombs & floods & locusts, frogs fell out of the sky & then the cow jumped over the moon! ??
Filed under things that definitely happened pic.twitter.com/GYZj0QV8Jf— donovan (@cxcope) January 16, 2019
We’re sure this didn’t happen in a hipster coffee shop?— Nathalie Highland (@gnathhigh) January 16, 2019
Ma’am this is an Arby’s— eyeson2020 (@cestlah) January 16, 2019
hambulshet— Peter Freese (@pjfreese) January 16, 2019
Lol ?? pic.twitter.com/osX30U8K6K— Bigly Lukewarm Hamberders (@GeeJustG) January 16, 2019
And, let me guess, half of the Clemson Football was team behind you in line saying that the room temperature fast food was the best meal they’ve ever had.— Joey Legg (@middlelegg22) January 16, 2019
Are you applying for the job of @PressSec. You’ll need to improve those lying skills to be considered— HAW (@HAWofPA) January 16, 2019
you should be grateful for the shutdown, Katrina; after all, that's the only way you'd be able to get all your bullshit past TSA— Born Miserable (@bornmiserable) January 16, 2019
Barber shop quartet with a spare— ??Essem? (@essem58) January 16, 2019
Agreed as long as it is from their jail cells— AltAmerican??? (@JulianBanks65) January 17, 2019
Put it in the box, Katrina. pic.twitter.com/2EDiANaQXB— Tuxedo Mask (@TheLoveBel0w) January 16, 2019
what is it with Trump people and adding details that make the lie worse— Johnny McNulty Will Not Screw Up 2019 (@JohnnyMcNulty) January 16, 2019
"I was pumping weights (7) yesterday at the Gym and Sly Stone came up and said "hey yo great pecs, too bad the Democrats hate border security! Adrian!""
I HAVE VIDEO, YOU GUYS!! IT TOTALLY HAPPENED. pic.twitter.com/0PDUjVeq7S— TrumpdownShutdown (@AnneBeuhring) January 16, 2019
They're certainly not indoors in Puerto Rico, because they STILL don't have their electricity back. What is it with Republicans and hurricanes?— Uncle Mike (@MichaelPacholek) January 16, 2019
Which of us is closer to telling the truth?#ImpeachTheMF
I get the feeling that you actually said this and the agents just stood there with their mouths open in shocked disbelief. But that's just me.— It’s my birthday. #ImpeachtheMF (@sandrafaulkenb1) January 16, 2019
That last one. That is definitely what happened.