Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi publicly admitted there was an escalating “crisis” at the US-Mexico border this week; saying a “humanitarian crisis” was taking place but blaming the Trump administration for “provoking” the disaster.
“We’ve never not said that there was a crisis. There is a humanitarian crisis at the border. And some of it provoked by the actions taken by the administration and… I’ll just quote our friends from the Evangelical community when they came in and testified in the last Congress in one of our rump hearings because the Republicans wouldn’t have the hearing,” said Pelosi during an interview on Satellite Radio.
“We will hopefully work together in a bipartisan way to address this. But, yes, it is a crisis…” she added.
Nancy Pelosi Claims Democrats Have Always Acknowledged The Border Crisis https://t.co/yRqtcxIGbn
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 17, 2019
Pelosi’s comments are drastically different from her rhetoric just months ago after President Trump declared a “national emergency” at the US-Mexico border.
“The President’s unlawful declaration over a crisis that does not exist does great violence to our Constitution and makes America less safe, stealing from urgently needed defense funds for the security of our military and our nation,” said a joint statement released by Pelosi and Schumer’s office.
“There. Is. No. Crisis. At. The. Border,” posted the official Twitter account of the Democratic Party.
There. Is. No. Crisis. At. The. Border.
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— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) February 15, 2019
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