As I wrote last week, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) took to the Twitter machine on Thursday and went off on Democrats and their double standards on the issue of the border wall and funding for the border crisis.
He noted that Obama had similar illegal immigration issues during his time as President, but was not raked over the coals nearly to the degree that Trump has been. The freshman Congressman also pointed out how House Democrats originally called the crisis “manufactured“, and were routinely blocking humanitarian aid bills from coming to the floor until Thursday afternoon when Pelosi caved.
On Sunday, Crenshaw posted a video to his social media platforms explaining the left’s calculated delays on border crisis funding, and why border reform was desperately needed. Here’s a partial transcript:
Okay, so I want to help you understand how this bill came to be, and in the long history of what we’ve been dealing with here.
So, first of all, it should be said that the Republicans in the House asked for this humanitarian aid bill to come to the House floor 17 times before this week. 17 times.
All right. Why did it finally come to the floor this week? Because the Senate, Democrats and Republicans, decided to finally hammer something out. All right? The crisis has finally built up enough.
Now what we’ve been hearing for months, and months, and months is that there was no crisis, that it’s a manufactured crisis. Then the narrative became, well, it was a manufactured crisis but now it’s a crisis, but it was because of Trump that it’s a crisis, right? It was Trump’s making.
This is a really dishonest narrative, okay? The reason there’s a crisis is because tens of thousands of migrants are coming across the border. When that many people are coming across, it overwhelms us, it overwhelms our resources, it crams everybody into small spaces. It creates living conditions that we’re all very upset about.
That’s why there’s a crisis. There is no other reason. When there’s that many people coming across one place, there’s going to be hardship. That’s why we needed this money.
Referencing the heartbreaking photo from last week of the migrant father and his young daughter who had drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande, Crenshaw stated that “nobody wants to see what’s going on down there” and indicated that border reform was badly needed.
He also talked about how incentivizing crossing the border was part of the problem. The asylum system was being abused, he stated, and “taken advantage of.” He also said there were “loopholes” in the asylum process that needed to be fixed.
Watch full video of his remarks below:
We finally passed a humanitarian funding bill. It provides necessities for migrants, more funding for processing centers and more resources to adjudicate asylum claims faster.
But why’d it take so long? Here’s the truth behind the political theater we saw play out. Watch: pic.twitter.com/JbGUuHDfq8
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) June 30, 2019
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