Dan Crenshaw

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-TX, left, listens as OMB Acting Dir. Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tues., 3/12/19, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

After six months of fighting, the demagoguery, the lies, and the obscene amount of virtue signaling from Democrats like AOC and several presidential candidates over the border crisis, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) took to the Twitter machine Thursday morning to drop a MOAB on funding deniers and their obtuse apologists in a series of tweets.

Crenshaw started out on his official House Twitter account by using a video clip to note that President Obama had a very similar position on the illegal immigration issue that the Trump administration has now. “What’s changed?” he asked, rhetorically:

He then pointed out that what little Congress has done over the last several years hasn’t been enough, that “people are dying”, and that things must change now:

Later, he retweeted a series of comments from GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on how House Dems kept blocking attempts at border funding. McCarthy wrapped up by saying there was no other conclusion to draw other than that House Democrats were just playing politics on the border crisis rather than being genuinely interested in trying to resolve the issue.

Here are McCarthy’s tweets for context – Crenshaw’s response is below them:

He’s right. It’s been utterly appalling to watch House and Senate Democrats play political games on the border issue for the last several months, first denying there was a crisis at the border and then all of a sudden saying there was and that it was Trump’s fault when things got progressively worse. It’s been even more maddening that the mainstream media has allowed them to get away with their duplicity.

Later in the day, after the news broke that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had caved on the funding bill, Never Trumper Jennifer Rubin tweeted out this absurd hot take on Pelosi’s actions:

The freshman Congressman was. not. having it:

“Misleading”? Crenshaw was being a gentleman, of course. What Rubin was doing is what many of us would call “lying”.

For now, Crenshaw and his fellow Republicans have won the battle on humanitarian aid but the long war over how to tackle the illegal immigration crisis will still continue. Hopefully not for too much longer, because Crenshaw is 100% correct in saying things can’t stay the way they are on the southern border. They just can’t.

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