Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi flat-out dismissed the escalating crisis taking place along the US-Mexico border Tuesday night; accusing President Trump of “manufacturing” the issue for political purposes.
Schumer and Pelosi addressed the nation just minutes after President Trump spoke from the Oval Office, where he demanded Democrats get serious about border security and immigration.
“Most presidents have used Oval Office addresses for noble purposes,” said Schumer. “This president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.”
“We can fund more innovation to detect unauthorized crossings,” Pelosi added.
The left-wing lawmakers’ comments come on the heels of a report that showed over 27,000 migrants were detained by federal agents in December alone, and more than 60,000 in the previous three months.
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