House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) lashed out at Republican plans to use the upcoming Department of Homeland Security funding bill to combat President Obama’s executive amnesty.
“It is clear Republicans’ partisan recklessness knows no limits,” Pelosi said in a statement Monday. “House Republicans are threatening a partial government shutdown, choosing a time of rising terrorism to imperil the security of our entire country to satisfy the most radical anti-immigrant fringes of their party.”
This week the House will vote on a nearly $40 billion DHS funding package that is expected to include amendments designed to defund Obama’s executive amnesties.
The top Democrat, however, charged Monday that Republicans are playing games with America’s security.
“Instead of building on the President’s actions to restore accountability to our broken immigration system, Republicans have chosen to play games with the security of every American family,” she said.
“Republicans must abandon this spectacularly dangerous tactic and come together with Democrats to restore certainty to the funding of Homeland Security,” Pelosi added.
The White House echoed Pelosi’s sentiment Monday.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest argued at his daily briefing that House Republicans should not “muck around” with funding the department.
“There is never a good time for Republicans to do something like this but right now seems like a particularly bad time for them to do so,” Earnest said, likely referring to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.