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Monday, May 20, 2019
Nancy Pelosi Claims Democrats Have Always Acknowledged the Border Crisis
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that Democrats have “never not” called the situation at the United States-Mexico border a crisis, despite them repeatedly denying there was a crisis earlier this year.
“Well, let me just say this. We have 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,” Pelosi, a California Democratic representative, said on May 16 during her weekly press conference.
“What is happening at the border is tragic and we hope to address some of that in the disaster supplemental,” Pelosi said, referring to the multibillion-dollar disaster aid bill being developed in Congress. “And we understand our responsibility to secure our border.” The speaker’s answer came after a member of the press asked how Democrats currently view the situation at the southern border, after calling it a “manufactured crisis” for months.
Despite her claim to the contrary, Pelosi and numerous other Democratic leaders have gone on record in the recent past as denying there was a crisis at the United States-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,” read a joint statement from Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in February, attacking President Donald Trump for declaring a national emergency at the border.
“The first, most dramatic thing we found was there is no crisis at the border,” House Majority leader Steny Hoyer said in February after visiting the border near El Paso, Texas...MORE