At her weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was asked if, given the obvious chaos that’s running out of control at the U.S. southern border, she had any regrets about how her party handled the crisis. Specifically, would she at least now admit that there IS a crisis?
“Speaker Pelosi,” asked a reporter, “for a number of months the Democrats have been saying that the issue over at the border was simply a manufactured crisis. Are the Democrats willing to say now that there is an actual crisis at the border? And where are they now as far as how you look at the asylum issue?”
“Well, let me just say this,” Pelosi said. “We have never not said that there was a crisis. There is a humanitarian crisis at the border, and some of it provoked by the actions taken by the Administration. And I will just quote our friends from the Evangelical community when they came in and testified in the last Congress in one of our rump hearings, because the Republicans wouldn’t have the hearing.”
Liar, thy name is Pelosi.
Democrats have done almost nothing BUT deny that there was an immigration crisis for the last six months. Indeed, right now on Pelosi’s website is a statement responding to the president’s State of the Union address: “It will take days to fact-check all the misrepresentations that the President made tonight. Instead of fear-mongering and manufacturing a crisis at the border, President Trump should commit to signing the bipartisan conference committee’s bill to keep government open and provide strong, smart border security solutions.”
Manufacturing a crisis. That would be identical to saying there is no real crisis, correct? Yes, we believe that it would be.
Now, Pelosi can try to blame Trump for the crisis, but that doesn’t feed the dog, either. Illegal immigrants are flooding this country because Democrats have given them every reason to hope they will get in, disappear, and live the rest of their lives out in America. And if they’re lucky, maybe some friendly Democrat president/Congress will come along and grant them amnesty in a few years. Won’t that be nice?
Democrats have had every opportunity to step up to the plate and work with Republicans to fix this disaster. Now they want to pretend they were working on it all along? Take a hike, Nancy, no one’s buying it.
At Thursday’s press briefing, Pelosi blamed the crisis at the border on the Trump Administration’s “shameful” behavior:
“But, yes, it is a crisis. We’ve always said that it gets to be more of a humanitarian crisis the more that Republicans – the Administration, I won’t paint all the Republicans with this – the more the Administration acts in the shameful way, not consistent with our faith, with our beliefs that every person has dignity and worth, that every person has a spark of divinity within them that we need to respect, and that we have that spark of divinity that we need to act upon.”