Thursday, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attacked the Republicans for their $659 million bill for emergency funding to address the humanitarian crisis of ten of thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally flooding across the U.S.-Mexico Border as an “tirade against the poor children” that “intensify the harm” for them.
The California Democrat said, “Today to follow up on their tirade against the poor they have a bill that is so bad but it’s not bad enough for some of their outside groups to whom they pander. And so in order to sweeten the pie for them, and intensify the harm for the children, they have added another bill to follow the supplemental that they have on the floor. The supplemental does not track humanitarian assistance, due process. assistance to repatriate these children back to their own countries in a safe way. It only tracks more on the border without helping to resolve the humanitarian challenge that we have.”
She added, “And again, if that bill were not bad enough, they’re saying to their members, unless you vote for this terrible bill, even though you don’t think it’s terrible enough, you’re not going to get a chance to tie the president’s hands when it comes to using his discretion and executive authority, to improve the situation.”
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