Virtually everyone in America recognizes that there’s a humanitarian crisis at the border, with one notable exception: Democrats in Congress.
The New York Times Editorial Board has urged Congress to act twice, Obama DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said the immigration system was “overwhelmed,” and Border Patrol agents are on track to apprehend over a million migrants this year.
Meanwhile, House Democrats have blocked GOP-led legislation that would fund humanitarian aid – not wall funding – for the southern border 15 times, and their majority refuses to address the situation despite pleas for congressional action. Rather than doing something to solve the problem, they’re resorting to absurd allegations:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “The United States is running concentration camps at the southern border. And, that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps.”
You’d think Democrats would lay off the ridiculous Holocaust comparisons at some point, particularly on an issue that they’ve barely even acknowledged. But this is the irresponsible rhetoric House Democrats are embracing while sitting on their hands and voting against funding that would address the crisis.
It begs the question: Will Speaker Pelosi denounce Rep. Ocasio-Cortez for this outrageously false comparison? Or will she, as she’s done so far since reclaiming the gavel, silently sweep it under the rug and continue to refuse to take action?