President Trump made an interesting observation regarding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s position on the southern border wall being “immoral.” He asked her why she hasn’t requested the removal of the various physical barriers that already exist along the United States’ southern border.
Now the the country is in the 31st day of a partial government shutdown, the battle on border security is more tense than ever.
“If Nancy Pelosi thinks that Walls are ‘immoral,’ why isn’t she requesting that we take down all of the existing Walls between the U.S. and Mexico, even the new ones just built in San Diego at their very strong urging,” Trump tweeted Monday.
“Let millions of unchecked ‘strangers’ just flow into the U.S.,” the president continued.
The president’s question refers to Pelosi’s repeated effort to refer to the president’s border security plan as immoral or as an immorality.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has already built hundreds of miles of various fencing along the southern border as of May 2015.
President Trump has also focused on several Democrats in the past having advocated for similar border security policies, “including a physical barrier, wall or fence,” he said in a Jan. 19 immigration speech.
“In 2006, 90 Democrats voted to authorize $1.4 billion for 700 miles of fencing along the southern border. And every Senate Democrat voted to authorize $7.5 billion for an additional 700 miles of fencing in 2013,” an analysis from The Washington Post reads.
Pelosi rejected Trump’s Saturday proposal to reopen the government, in which he offered a trade-off: $5.7 billion of funding for the border wall in exchange for DACA protections for Dreamers as well as extended legal status for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders.
“Democrats were hopeful that the President was finally willing to reopen government and proceed with a much-need discussion to protect the border,” the speaker said in a statement.
“Unfortunately, initial reports make clear that his proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives. It is unlikely that any one of these provisions alone would pass the House, and taken together, they are a non-starter. For one thing, this proposal does not include the permanent solution for the Dreamers and TPS recipients that our country needs and supports,” she added.
Cfedit: Daily Caller