House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed those who have lost loved ones to illegal immigrants, including Officer Ronil Singh, saying their losses don’t necessarily amount to a ‘crisis.’
The White House has been making preparations to declare a national emergency, bypassing Congress and having the Pentagon arrange for the building and funding of a wall at the southern border.
“President Trump must stop holding the American people hostage and stop manufacturing a crisis, and must reopen the government,” Pelosi said on Tuesday.
The Speaker was asked to comment on whether or not she would still refer to the President’s plan as a “manufactured crisis” to those who have lost loved ones to illegal aliens, specifically the relatives of Singh who was killed in her home state.
“What I would say to families like that is what I would say to the president regularly,” Pelosi said. “These are tragic situations. There’s a tragic situation at the border. Two little children died in the custody of Border Patrol but the plural anecdote is not data.”
Nancy Pelosi said that stories like Officer Singh’s are “tragic” but aren’t enough to call a “crisis.” Really, Nancy? I have a lot to say on @foxandfriends this morning!
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 11, 2019
“As painful and as horrible one death is, whether it’s the corporal or whether it’s the children, but the fact is we have to have public policy that secures our border and there’s what the president is proposing will not eliminate those possibilities,” Pelosi added.
Nancy Likes to Dismiss Tragedy
Is it any surprise that Pelosi can so easily dismiss a tragedy like the death of Officer Singh?
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This is, after all, the same woman who dismissed the terrorist attack in Benghazi as a diversion and encouraged people to stop talking about it.
More recently, she downplayed the 9/11 terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans as an “incident,” and did so while defending Democrats’ record on open or very loosely monitored borders.
Nancy Pelosi refers to the 9/11 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans as just an “incident.”
Pelosi then falsely stated the Trump admin separated families because they believe moms “who want to escape rape, murder and gang violence for their child” are “unfit.” pic.twitter.com/JLIwLwzCYu
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 26, 2018
AMERICANS ARE DREAMERS TOO pic.twitter.com/Jl5mQD4DRP
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) August 22, 2018
The one time she was confronted by the mother of a child killed by an illegal immigrant, Pelosi was significantly shredded.
“If you need to go home tonight and line up your babies as you say, and your grandbabies, which one of them could you look in their eyes today, and tell them that they’re expendable?” she asked. “For another foreign person to have a nicer life?”
“Which one would you look to say, you, my child, are expendable for someone else to come over here and not follow the law?” she added. “And have a nicer life?”
If this is any indication, Pelosi would have no qualm saying it to any one of them.
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