Six Seconds Was Too Long

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Congressional leaders from both parties went to the White House yesterday for a briefing on border security.  President Trump took them into the secure Situation Room because he believes, as I do, that illegal immigration is not only a humanitarian issue, but also a national security issue.

The president asked Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to give leaders a briefing on what is actually happening at the border.  But according to people in the room, “Just five or six seconds into the briefing” Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer leaned over to Nancy Pelosi and reportedly urged her to interrupt Nielsen.  It was downhill from there.

So just six seconds was apparently too much for congressional liberals to handle.  But that short amount of time really tells us quite a lot.  It tells us that Democrats have absolutely no interest in border security.

They don’t want to know that just in December 22,000 children illegally crossed our border.  This is happening because illegal immigrants believe kids are a “free pass” to get in.  And because of previous court decisions, they’re not wrong.

Democrats don’t want to know about the 2,500 people on the terrorist watch listwho tried to enter the country in 2017.

They don’t want to know about the 71 deported illegal aliens who came from state sponsors of terrorism.

They don’t want to hear about the deadly drugs and violent gang members that are coming across the border.

They don’t want to hear how sick some of the people showing up at the border really are.  As many as 50 migrants a day are being taken to nearby hospitals and medical centers.

In short, the Democrats just don’t want to hear about the crisis at the border because the left doesn’t believe there is a crisis and it doesn’t believe in borders either!

It wasn’t that long ago that Donald Trump was mocked for wanting his security briefings in person rather than in writing.  But when it comes to border security, Democrats just don’t want any briefing at all.

By the way, Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House today, and she wasted no time making her priorities clear:  No money for better border security but she does want to spend more of your hard-earned tax dollars promoting abortions overseas.


—Gary Bauer
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