Rep. Nancy Pelosi said a couple of days ago that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley, “have their public whatever and their Twitter world. But they don’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
Now it seems the media is checking the four horsewomen of the apocalypse on their voting decisions that deal with the border.
Let’s check the record. Tlaib (1) has never been to a concentration camp, (2) has never had a concentration camp’s purpose explained to her and (3) is a lawmaker who has thought challenges. Two of the three can be fixed, but one is going to be lifelong.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib defends voting against $4.6 billion emergency border bill: "Three agents took me aside, away from my colleagues and said, 'more money is not going to fix this," adding, "they all said this is a broken system." https://t.co/hPwYH6mm4T pic.twitter.com/YIeDsRO0nu
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) July 7, 2019
Tlaib: “Do you know what the CBP [Customs and Border Patrol] agents on the ground said, Martha? Martha, do you know what they said? What did they say on the ground? Ask a CBP agent. That’s the one thing that I can [do is] talk to the secretary [McAleen] and he can say throw more money at a broken system, an inhumane system.”
“Three agents took me aside, away from my colleagues, and said more money isn’t going to fix this, that they were not trained to separate children, that they don’t want to separate children, a two-year-old away from his mother. That’s not what they were trained for. That’s not what they signed up for in their service to our country.”
“They signed up to protect our border, not to separate children, not to put people in cages. They all said, ‘This is a broken system. This is inhumane.’ These are also human beings. These are also mothers and fathers themselves.”
If they are concentration camps, then why are thousands a day trying to go into them? Three hots and a cot, free medical care = better than a hotel or anything in their country.
Then they are released into the richest country in the world where they get free education, a drivers license in some states, free food, free housing, free college, etc. while the US citizen taxpayer picks up the tab.
Ms. Tlaib, if you have credible evidence of this your proper course of action as an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives is to call for a Congressional investigation, not to simply grandstand before news cameras. And the reason you haven’t taken this action? Because your accusations are scurrilous and untrue. You are one of the poster girls for the wretchedness of the 115th Congress.
I can only hope that the voters of your district come to their senses and send someone less anti-American than you to the 116th Congress.