The charade is over. Senator Chuck Schumer just proved that he’s using illegal-immigrant children as pawns to score political points rather than actually solve the longstanding border crisis.
On Tuesday, Schumer dismissed proposed GOP legislation that would keep illegal-alien families together at the border, suggesting he basically wants President Trump to allow wholesale amnesty via an executive order.
“There are so many obstacles to legislation and when the president can do it with his own pen, it makes no sense,” Schumer told reporters. “Legislation is not the way to go here. Unacceptable additions have bogged down every piece of legislation we’ve done.”
Schumer and Democrats don’t want to negotiate to fix the border crisis and keep illegal-alien “families” together, preferring instead to use the migrant children as hostages in order to get amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Schumer’s rejection of proposed GOP legislation confirms speculation that the Democrats are using the border crisis — which they blithely ignored during Obama’s 8-year presidency — to foment manufactured outrage in order to attack President Trump.
Senator Schumer wants to keep the focus and the pressure on Trump instead of doing his job as a legislator by passing bipartisan laws to fix the problem.
“Let’s hope the president does the right thing and solves the problem, which he can do,” Schumer said. “That’s the simple, easiest and most likely way this will happen.”
Democrats — who have slammed President Trump as authoritarian for signing executive orders they didn’t like — now want him now to unilaterally “fix” the border issue because it advances their political goals, which is a borderless nation overrun by illegals.
Twitter reacted by pointing out Chuck Schumer’s hypocrisy. “Schumer doesn’t want to help the kids he says are living in a ‘concentration camp,'” Daniel Tobin noted.
Schumer doesn't want to help the kids he says are living in a concentration camp. https://t.co/Pp6qJ5rODg
— Dan 🇺🇸 (@danieltobin) June 19, 2018
Charlie Kirk tweeted: “Illegal activist groups protested Obama for his separation child policy. Yet the Democrats and media didn’t create a firestorm back then?”
Illegal activist groups protested Obama for his separation child policy.
Yet the Democrats and media didn’t create a firestorm back then?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 18, 2018
Kirk added: “Where was the outrage when Obama had 90,000 kids in detention facilities much worse than the conditions they are in today?”
Where was the outrage when Obama had 90,000 kids in detention facilities much worse than the conditions they are in today?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 19, 2018
Gabriel Malor noted: “Democrats are such phonies. Democrats would rather children bake in tents than join Republicans in sending Trump a bill ending this situation.”
Democrats are such phonies. Democrats would rather children bake in tents than join Republicans in sending Trump a bill ending this situation. https://t.co/JfV6YS8sS4
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) June 20, 2018
Mo Mo asked: “Is he using these kids as hostages? It sure looks like he’s using these kids as hostages.”
Is he using these kids as hostages? It sure looks like he's using these kids as hostages. https://t.co/fxNxTtMr47
— Morry Christ-Mos ☃️ (@molratty) June 19, 2018
Mark Rubello quipped: “Gee it’s almost like they’d rather have a political issue they can wield against GOP than actually fix the problem.”
Abortion advocate Rachel Maddow — who has never cried for the black children shot every day in Chicago (which has the nation’s strictest gun-control laws) — sobbed while discussing children being housed in taxpayer-funded detention centers.
P.S. – Normally when people cry, their eyes tear up, so Maddow’s tearless sobs are an interesting spectacle.
Rachel Maddow chokes up and cries on air as she struggles to deliver news that migrant babies and toddlers have been sent to "tender age" shelters pic.twitter.com/O6crm8cvyR
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 20, 2018
While Schumer insists that “legislation is not the way to go,” he’s co-sponsoring legislation with Democrat Dianne Feinstein called the “Keep Families Together Act.”
Naturally, the proposed bill does not include funding for a border wall (which would definitely help keep families together).
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) June 20, 2018
Kambree Kawahine Koa noted: “Democrats are using this photo of the child on the right as a political propaganda piece to deceive its viewers/voters. This photo is from a pro-immigration event. This deception from the left and its biggest activists needs to stop. NOW.”
Democrats are using this photo of the child on the right as a political propaganda piece to deceive its viewers/voters.
This photo is from a pro immigration event.
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) June 19, 2018
Where was the liberal outrage when this happened during Obama two terms?
The media won’t show you this, but these are photos taken during President Obama’s term of detention facilities in 2014. Why was there no outrage when he was doing it? What is so different now? pic.twitter.com/elyzNtUVV6
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) June 20, 2018
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 20, 2018