DHS Sec Nielsen Slams Dems for Not Listening to Truth on the Border Crisis During WH Meeting.
Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen put Democrats on blast for not listening to her about the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Now that Democrats have started as the majority in the House, they are trying to propose a shutdown-halting bill that would fund most of the government through September.
Nielsen went to Twitter to express how “disappointed” she was in democrats for not taking DHS seriously about the “security and humanitarian” crisis they are facing everyday at the border.
She added that top Democrats “didn’t want to hear about criminal aliens, drug smugglers, smuggled & abused children or violent caravans trying to breach the border wall.”
Nielsen clearly stated that the security issue “is not going away-it is getting worse,” and “kicking the can down the road is not the answer.”
The crisis is not going away-it is getting worse. The status quo in funding & authorities for #DHS is irresponsible & makes our country less secure. Kicking the can down the road is not the answer. I look forward to engaging w Members who want to listen & be part of the solution.
— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) January 3, 2019
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) also shared his disappointment in Democrats not keeping, what should be, their first priority to keep Americans safe.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 2, 2019