Kasich rips 'fear mongering' about migrant caravan
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday criticized his fellow Republicans, accusing them of "fear mongering" over a caravan of migrants before the midterms and then going quiet after Election Day.

Kasich wrote in a tweet that talk of the migrant caravan, which was at one point consisted of thousands of migrant families, had "cara-vanished" in the days following Tuesday's elections.


"A week before the election all voters heard about was the #caravaninvasion," Kasich wrote Friday. "Now, all that fear mongering has seemed to cara-vanished."

"Grateful that voters in our country rejected the politics of fear, hate and division," he added in the tweet.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates MORE and other Republican candidates, including Texas Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz Hickenlooper, Bennet bring deep ties to 2020 debate stage 2020 Democrat Bennet releases comprehensive government reform plan GOP frets about Trump's poll numbers MOREfocused their messaging on immigration and border security ahead of Tuesday's elections, claiming Democrats support "open borders" and the migrant caravan.

Democrats slammed Republicans for following Trump's lead on the issue, which some on the left called a racist appeal by the White House in the last days of a contentious election.

Multiple networks refused to air an ad produced by the Trump campaign in the final days of the election that used footage of Luis Bracamontes, a convicted cop killer and Mexican immigrant who reentered the U.S. under the Bush administration, calling the ad "racist."