While not exactly a John F. Kennedy “Ich bin ein Berliner” moment, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi turned up Saturday at the U.S. southern border with Mexico to proclaim “we are all Americans.”
Pelosi was on hand to turn the crisis into “opportunity” — that is, if it is a crisis.
Despite President Obama describing the situation a “humanitarian crisis,” the California Democrat seemed less certain.
“We have to use the crisis — that some view as a crisis, and it does have crisis qualities — as an opportunity to show who we are as Americans,” Pelosi said at a press conference in Brownsville, Texas.
Crisis or not, there’s little argument that the Obama administration’s policies have led us to this point.
More than 52000 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children have arrived on the U.S. border with Mexico since October, according to Reuters, and the president has asked Congress for $1.4 billion for shelter, food, clothing and services to care for them.
“I wish I could take all those children home with me,” Pelosi told reporters.
A comment that sparked a quick reaction from conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, and others. Twitchy captured some of the tweets:
Go ahead, Nan. MT @BrettKGBT Pelosi says she wishes she could take [illegal alien] children she saw in detention ctr home with her.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 28, 2014
— Burney Jarvis (@burneyjarvis) June 28, 2014
— Tommy Duggan (@ValleyPatriot) June 28, 2014
— JonnyHollywood (@JonnyHollywood) June 28, 2014
Although, one user offered his own take on a possible solution to the situation that “does have crisis qualities” — it beats what the Obama administration has proposed thus far:
The only good news about Nancy Pelosi being ‘The Face of America’ to child illegals at border is that they might just run home screaming.
— RJ (@rjames1928) June 27, 2014