The Left screwed up.
At the RNC and DNC we had two similar speeches from grieving parents. At the RNC, Pat Smith, mother of slain Benghazi soldier Sean Smith spoke, and rightfully blames Hillary Clinton for the death of her son. At the DNC, Khazir Khan spoke, who is the father of a slain American Muslim soldier in the Iraq War. Khan managed to turn his speech into an anti-Trump speech, even though he lost his son in a war that Hillary Clinton supported and Trump opposed.
But the liberal media ate it up. They devoted over fifty-times more attention towards Khan’s speech than Smith’s. MSNBC said that the RNC was exploiting the pain of a grieving mother when reporting on Smith’s speech, but glorified Khan’s. It’s not like we expected balanced reporting, but are they even pretending to be balanced anymore?
In gushing over Khan’s speech, liberals drew an enormous amount of attention to him, and what we found isn’t the most praiseworthy.
The Washington Examiner reports:
The father of a Muslim-American soldier killed in Iraq who is caught up in a war of words with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is an immigration lawyer who specializes in a highly controversial program accused of letting immigrants buy their way into the U.S.
Khizr M. Khan’s website notes that he works to help clients with the E-2 and EB-5 programs that let overseas investors buy into U.S. companies and also provides green cards for family members.
It also said that he helps in the purchase of U.S. real estate and businesses. The website lists his ability to practice in New York, though it gives a Washington phone number for the lawyer who lives in Virginia. A man who answered the phone said the website was correct, though he would not identify himself.
“The E-2 and EB-5 are two of the most notoriously abused visa categories that essentially allow wealthy foreigners to buy their way to U.S. residency, and possibly citizenship, with a relatively modest investment,” said Jessica Vaughan, the policy director for the Center for Immigration Studies.
Since the news broke, Khan’s website was mysteriously disappeared. Is that an admission of guilt? I’d say so.