June 30, 2021 by Michael Ginsberg

Republican New York Rep. Elise Stefanik is feuding with Washington Post fact checkers amid her party’s focus on immigration enforcement.

The Post gave Stefanik two “Pinocchios” for her claim that 170,000 illegal immigrants were detained at the United States’ southern border for three months in a row for the first time since 2000. Stefanik pointed out Tuesday, however, that The Washington Post cited the same statistic in a June 9 article about illegal immigration.

A two “Pinocchio” claim is one thatincludes“significant omissions and/or exaggerations,” as well as “some factual error.”

“My statement is 100% accurate,” Stefanik told the Daily Caller. “Whether an illegal is processed after apprehension at the southern border under Title 42 or Title 8 does not negate the irrefutable fact that total apprehensions according to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) are at a 20-year high. The Washington Post’s own reporting confirms this irrefutable fact.”

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