Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday asserted the southern border is secure despite the massive surge of illegal minors from Central America that has overwhelmed federal agencies.
“The border is secure,” he told reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.”
Pay no attention to what the border patrol agents say, to the tens of thousands swamping detention centers. Marty said it’s secure.
Reid said lawmakers need to worry less about border security and focus instead on President Obama’s $3.7 billion request to help process the tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador who have been apprehended on the border.
But… the border is secure. Reid just said so. Which means they can’t exist. So no money is needed. Reid just disproved himself.
He also dismissed a bipartisan proposal by Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (Texas) and Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar (Texas) to expedite deportations as “too broad.”
“From all the reports I’ve gotten, the answer for me is no, I won’t support it,” he said.
In other words he won’t allow it to be voted on. Much like that patent reform proposal.
“I believe our No. 1 concern should be this narrow issue of we take care of this situation we have on the border…”
But there is no situation on the border. He just said so.
Reid said if the House had passed the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill, there would not be a surge of illegal immigrant minors from Central America.
Sure because even Obama’s execution action triggered mass migration. There’s no way that a full bill would have done that. Said the guy who claims the border is secure.