Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy has strong words for congressional Dems following staffers being banned from the border.
Staff serving the Democrat-led House Oversight Committee were given the heave-ho Wednesday due to previous bad behavior.
From Fox News:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has barred Democratic staffers from the House Oversight Committee from visiting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a planned trip this week after committee staff allegedly were “disruptive” and refused to follow instructions during their last trip, Fox News has learned.
Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., had sent his staff to visit border facilities for “oversight inspections” last week and planned to send staff again to view Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and CBP centers.
But sources told Fox News that DHS has revoked access to CBP facilities for the upcoming visit, citing staff behavior that “interfered” with law enforcement operations — including refusing to leave one site after their scheduled window, skipping some tours and being “rude” to officers. A DHS official said that ICE visits will still be allowed this week, but with a two-hour time limit. One of those visits took place on Tuesday.
John laid into his across-the-aisle colleagues while speaking to FNC host Sandra Smith:
“Whether you’re a member of Congress or not, if you go to the border you have to follow the rules. It’s not the big rock candy mountain down there, it’s a law enforcement crisis. If somebody follows the rules and they’re a member of Congress, they should be allowed to go. But if they don’t they shouldn’t.”
That seems sensible.
The senator explained, however, that it’s not just an issue of behavior, but ideology:
“But let’s face what this is all about — not all of them, but many of my Democratic friends now believe in open borders. They think anybody that wants to come into America should be able to come in, they should be eligible for welfare, and food stamps, and free health care. And they should be able to stay on those programs as long as they want. And if you disagree with my Democratic friends, you’re a racist.”
Ever been on the pipe? John thinks Democrats have. Or, at least, they act like it:
“Now, they’re entitled to their opinion, but I’m entitled to mine and I think their argument is pernicious, I think it’s malign, I think it’s on-the-pipe crazy. I think vetting people who want to come into your country is not racist, it’s prudent, if for no other reason but public safety.”
He also asserted the Dems are full of it — they’re “playing games” with border issues, “[throwing] up roadblocks” under various guises, when they really just want open borders.
But, you, know, that’s what the pipe does:
“Now all of my colleagues on the Democratic side — I don’t want to, many of them are in good faith, but there’s some who go down there and they do everything they can to disrupt law enforcement. They hate border security, they hate Border Patrol, they hate ICE, they believe in open borders, and if you disagree with them you’re a racist and I just think that’s on-the-pipe crazy.”
Blue state politicians certainly have redirected their leadership in terms of border control and national security. Not so long ago, they had a guy in office who was, apparently, a stranger to pipin’ hot madness. I give you a Democrat who has in no way ever done drugs — Willam Jefferson Clinton:
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