Time to put Chucky Cheese Schumer on the hot seat and publicly embarrass and humiliate him (if that’s even possible). Demand from him an explanation to the public on why the United States should not have a secure border, why he is not the least bit interested in protecting the citizens of the United States, why he thinks the border states should have to tolerate the vicious crime perpetrated by Latinos crossing illegally, and why Americans should continue footing the bill for such detritus.
This curmudgeon represents the State of New York, where the city itself boasts of having 500K illegal aliens under a lawless mayor. If he is so concerned about the cost of things one has to wonder whether Mr. Schumer knows just how much those illegals are sucking out of the state and city coffers. Ask old Chucky if he is content to see the continuing deaths of any number of New Yorkers and Americans of all stripes, or the continued decline of cities due to the nasty habits of illegal aliens. How many dead is Chuck Schumer comfortable with in his defense of illegal aliens and his political grandstanding and obstructionism.
No amount of fake tears can assuage the cold hard facts of reality.
As Matthew Vadum opens up in today’s FrontPageMagazine:
Outnumbered in both houses of Congress, and facing a Republican in the White House for the first time in eight years, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats say they will oppose efforts to finance President Trump’s planned border wall in spending legislation needed to keep the government open for business. Adding favored projects to must-pass spending bills, instead of dealing with the projects as freestanding legislation outside the budget process, is a time-honored way of getting things done in Congress. Both parties do it when in the majority.
But Schumer is now a professional obstructionist committed to undermining the Trump administration so at long last he sees things differently.
“The border wall is impractical and unpopular,” said Schumer on Sunday, “a pointless burden that this administration is trying to pay for by taking money away from the programs that actually keep Americans safe.”
Democrats wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other Senate leaders warning that they will throw a wrench into efforts to appropriate funds for wall construction if the request is wrapped inside in a spending measure needed to keep the government’s doors open beyond April 28.
“Given these and other concerns, we believe it would be inappropriate to insist on the inclusion of such funding in a must-pass appropriations bill that is needed for the Republican majority in control of the Congress to avert a government shutdown so early in President Trump’s Administration,” the Democrats wrote.
A point of precedent is in order for Mr. Chuck Schumer which he likely is aware of anyway, since it seems like he’s been around since Moses was a baby. “Presidents have always acted unilaterally to make law. The Louisiana Purchase, the freeing of the slaves, the internment of the Japanese, the desegregation of the military, the initiation of affirmative action, the imposition of regulatory review – these are but a few of the most notable examples.”
Trump has the right to make the building of the wall a national security directive (which it is) so he can and should do it. It can be paid for with the savings resulting from his recently announced reductions in federal agencies.
More from Matthew Vadum:
Meanwhile, President Trump is moving forward with at least the planning component of border wall construction.
Trump has already issued Executive Order 13767 on “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements.” The Jan. 25 directive targets so-called sanctuary cities that resist federal immigration law enforcement and orders that preparations be made for a southern border wall.
“A nation without borders is not a nation,” Trump said at the time. “Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders.”
EO 13767 acknowledges that “Congress has authorized and provided appropriations to secure our borders [and that] the Federal Government has failed to discharge this basic sovereign responsibility.” The order calls for the “immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border,” and directs the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to take “all appropriate steps to immediately plan, design, and construct” the wall using authority under existing law.
It isn’t just Trump that made building the wall a national security issue. It was initially signed into law with bipartisan support by George W. Bush, as the ‘Secure Fence Act’, with some construction of the fence even continuing under Obama. The current Schumer-led Democrats are just being unduly obstructionist, petty and nasty.
Their disingenuous argument that the wall is “impractical and unpopular” or “will not work” is sheer bunkum. It worked for Israel against infiltrating Palestinian Jihadis, and worked for Hungary against last year’s massive Muslim immigrant surge.
As for the ludicrous complaint that it will cost “as much as $25 million per mile”, that’s still a lot cheaper than the long term welfare costs of illegals, not to mention incalculable costs in terms of American lives to immigrant crime and unemployment. Add to that the costs of terrorism, as both ISIS and Hezbollah have reportedly infiltrated the porous southern border.
If Schumer wants to showcase his and the Democrats’ hypocrisy by attempting to shut down the government, let him. It will give Republicans a chance to put the spotlight on illegal alien crime and the Democrats’ betrayal of American workers.
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