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"Chief Ortiz, are you aware that there was an explosive device found by Border Patrol agents on January 17th in an area called No Man's Land, and there's surveillance of who put it there?" she asked. "And guess what? It wasn't Americans; it was cartels. Are you aware of that?"

"I will tell you that some of this information that I receive, I receive in a confidential SCIF, so I'm going to be a little hesitant of briefing of what I know what I don't know with respect to an event like that," Ortiz replied.

"I understand, Chief Ortiz, but I'm not going to be confidential because I think people deserve to know," Green said.

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Marjorie Taylor Green's claim an explosive device being found on the border is not true. This claim was proven false and it is quoted that the device was in fact, "nothing more than a ball of dirt wrapped in duct tape."

Source: https://www.newsweek.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-confidential-border-bomb-fake-1788047

Other sources I found disproving this: The Washington Post, Yahoo News, and Insider
ago by Prodigy (10.2k points)
Nice work determining the claim is false. Going forward, you can add the source links for other media outlets you found to support your fact-check. Additional sources are helpful in bolstering your fact-check.
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by Apprentice (1.2k points)
This claim be refuted according to this article:


Although Marjorie Taylor Green had confessed to saying that there was a explosive device found by border patrol agents, she was proven to be inaccurate in her findings. The device was actually a bag filled with sand. The article states, "Marjorie Taylor Greene has explained to the country’s border patrol chief why she claimed a bag found filled with sand on the border was a bomb." She claimed the cartels had planted it there and Americans were in trouble but in reality that was not the case. Her claims were later proven to be false as border patrol agents opened the bag to find sand. Other news sources such as The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and Insider make the same claims.
Exaggerated/ Misleading

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