(Credit: Christ Cathedral)
The hysteria and rush to jump to conclusions is getting seriously out of hand these days.
On Friday, Rep. Lou Correa from Santa Ana flipped his lid over photos of a border patrol vehicle parked outside of Christ Cathedral Church in Garden Grove.
Correa wrote to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, saying:
“Christ Cathedral is my church. I know what it looks like, and these photos clearly show an ICE vehicle staking out the parking lot. This is despicable, and this behavior must end. It is intimidation, and it is wrong.”
ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said the car didn't belong to ICE, it belonged to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
And it turns out the car wasn't there "patrolling," it was there because a CBP officer was attending a funeral.
A statement from the CBP said:
“On February 17, 2017, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer from the Los Angeles CBP Honor Guard attended the funeral of a military veteran at the Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. The CBP Honor Guard has a proud tradition of routinely attending memorial services to honor law enforcement and military personnel who have bravely served their country.”
What a bunch of nonsense. Hey Lou Correa, why don't you do something useful and help clean up all of the homeless people living outside of the Santa Ana Civic Center?