I’ve seen it so many times. Those on the left, especially Liberals and Progressives will scream from now til the end of time. Show me the facts. I want facts. And an attempt was made to show Nancy Pelosi the facts. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was attempting to do just that. Nielsen, who was citing statistics associated to the border, together with what number of prison unlawful immigrants tried to enter the U.S. final 12 months. Here’s what happened next.
At one point during the meeting, according to the Wall Street Journal, “I reject your facts,” Pelosi told Nielsen. “These aren’t my facts,” Nielsen shot back. “These are the facts.” Now let’s stop there. Pelosi could have come back and presented evidence on why Nielson was not presenting the facts and gave what she believed were the facts. She did not.
Now Pelosi did have a supporter. Senator Dick Durbin. Here’s what he told Bloomberg after the meeting. “It was preposterous,” Durbin mentioned. “At a time when we now have the bottom degree of apprehensions on the border — stopping individuals from coming in illegally — the bottom degree traditionally, she is saying that we now have all these terrorists and criminals and all these individuals on their method in.” Here was Nielson’s response. ” border officers alongside the U.S.-Mexico border had apprehended about 3,000 individuals with terrorist ties and 17,000 criminals final 12 months”.
After the meeting, Nielson took to social media. This from FOX and Worship Media.
“I’m dissatisfied that Dems didn’t need to hear from @DHSgov in regards to the safety & humanitarian disaster we face on the border,” Nielsen wrote. “They didn’t need to hear about prison aliens, drug smugglers, smuggled & abused kids or violent caravans making an attempt to breach the border wall.” “The disaster just isn’t going away-it is getting worse. The established order in funding & authorities for #DHS is irresponsible & makes our nation much less safe,” she continued. “Kicking the can down the street just isn’t the reply. I look ahead to partaking w Members who need to.”
In closing, It doesn’t matter to some on the left. Facts are just an oxymoron to many on the left. What say you?
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