Thursday night, Sen. Schumer and soon-to-be-Speaker Pelosi, aka Chuck & Nancy, criticized President Trump for being willing to shut down government while telling millions of Americans that their security wasn’t important enough to them. While official DC mumbles about the need for border security, politicians sit on their hands while failing to build the wall.
I’m not praising GOP leadership for finding the votes to fund the rest of government while building President Trump’s wall. I’m praising Rush Limbaugh for reminding President Trump that the American people are counting on him to fight. I’m praising President Trump for fighting for the American people. I’m praising President Trump for rubbing Pelosi’s face in it:
Soon to be Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, last week live from the Oval Office, that the Republicans didn’t have the votes for Border Security. Today the House Republicans voted and won, 217-185. Nancy does not have to apologize. All I want is GREAT BORDER SECURITY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018
Thursday night, Chuck & Nancy said some things that I suspect that they’ll regret. Steve Scalise gave Democrats the option:
The House just voted to fully fund the border wall. Democrats have to decide: are they for open borders or open government? pic.twitter.com/5YUmeAjoFx
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 21, 2018
Let’s be succinct about this. Up until now, Democrats have put a higher priority on keeping government open than they’ve put on preventing human trafficking. It’s impossible for Democrats to be pro-border security and indifferent towards preventing human trafficking. Sen. Marco Rubio summarized things perfectly in this tweet:
Bill passed in House tonight reasonable.
It has $ for 2 important priorities: border security & disaster relief.
No legitimate reason for Dems to shut down government over this.
They voted for $800 billion for Obama stimulus but won’t vote for $5 billion to secure our border?
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 21, 2018
It won’t be surprising to see a shutdown Friday night at midnight. Democrats haven’t budged an inch. They also haven’t listened to the Israelis or the Border Patrol. That’s because, apparently, Democrats think that they know better on border security than the border patrol and know better on stopping dangerous people than Israelis.
That’s the personification of arrogance.