Newly elected Texas congressman Dan Crenshaw, an injured war veteran and former Navy SEAL made famous last year when a “Saturday Night Live” comedian mocked his eyepatch, would like to know if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ready to have a serious discussion about border security.
He shared the question to social media Wednesday after the contentious meeting at the White House that afternoon between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrat leaders.
During the meeting Pelosi reportedly kept yammering on and on about tunnels. According to her, the president’s desired southern U.S. border wall would be useless because criminal aliens could just tunnel underneath it like it’s the easiest thing on Earth to do.
Per source in the room: Pelosi talked a lot about tunnels. She kept saying that a wall won’t stop people coming through tunnels.
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) January 9, 2019
Except that it takes far more time, money and resources to construct a tunnel than it does to simply sidle across the border, as noted by Crenshaw who didn’t mince words and mocked Pelosi’s weak argument into oblivion.
Ah yes, the tunnel myth. Because it’s so easy to build tunnels. No one would ever notice. Might as well just do nothing, now that the tunneling option has been exposed.
Can we have a serious conversation now? That’d be great. https://t.co/16RDlBQoVm
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 10, 2019
A “serious” discussion would be nice instead of the condescending tone coming from Pelosi who apparently believes Americans are fools. There were plenty more Twitter users who picked up where Crenshaw left off:
Yes, Senile Nancy, nothing is 100% effective. However, tunnels take enormous time and effort; the amount of traffic through that would be a fraction of what it is with a physical barrier. You reduce it.
Can’t believe I have to repeat this. Maybe a journalist can point this out.
— BK (@BKactual) January 9, 2019
Digging tunnels isnt as easy as cartoons make it look. And yes obviously people will find a way if they’re determined. A wall is just one tool, and will work at stopping many. What I want to know is if Pelosi is against a wall what is her Strategy? Nothing?#BuildThatWall
— Call Me V (@ramadlav) January 10, 2019
Maybe Elon is wasting his time and billions of dollars, when he could just hire illegal immigrants to dig it out with shovels for a fraction of the cost
— Russell Brown (@russellmaxbrown) January 10, 2019
@SpeakerPelosi is a great person to raise funds to get people re-elected but does not have enough common sense to come out of the rain. She doesn’t realize the border security will stop the flow on the ground & give agents more time to deal with tunnels.
— America’s Nitty Gritty (@1Nitty_Gritty) January 10, 2019
Its hilarious that we’ve gotten to this point. Being against a wall is one thing. Claiming a barrier won’t reduce the amount of people from walking across a line in the sand is next level.
— Caleb Giles (@BlueLinePasnger) January 10, 2019
Crenshaw also blasted Pelosi and Dems on Fox News’ Hannity, saying he’d like to see them climb over a wall or through a tunnel:
Rep. Dan Crenshaw: I learned as a Navy Seal walls are effective. I'd like to see Pelosi and Dems who say it won't work try to climb over it or tunnel under. pic.twitter.com/Zt5llQGXze
— Eric Hartmane (@erichartmane) January 10, 2019
Meanwhile, Twitter had a blast, mocking Pelosi for her failed logic. Though just to be clear, she’s not alone in trotting out ideas like this.
The left’s basic thesis is that because the border wall would not stop all illegal immigration (though the facts show it’d at least greatly reduce it), it’d be pointless to build it.
But as pointed out by many on social media, the logic makes no sense. Should banks stop storing money in safes because some people know how to crack safes? Should laws against murder be discarded since some evil people are going to commit murder anyway?
These were the sorts of questions that Twitter users posed:
Brilliant logic @SpeakerPelosi . While you’re at it, let’s remove speed limits, legalize murder, rape and drug dealers since people still commit these crimes. Might as well just open these ‘borders’ too! https://t.co/3iYtSiYruQ
— ⭐⭐⭐Greg Williams (@BlCoAp2018) January 10, 2019
.This is like saying banks shouldn’t put money in safes because people will learn to be safe-crackers.
— Sean Spoonts (@sean_spoonts) January 9, 2019
By this logic, we should not have TSA screening at airports because terrorists will just try to find a way around it…
— Sam Borland (@borland_sam) January 9, 2019
People will still commit murder, ergo we shouldn’t try to ever stop it. </pelosi-logic>
— HakimRamalla (@HacimMb) January 9, 2019
Great Nancy. Now apply same logic to guns.
— freedom ≠ loophole (@Dr_2A) January 10, 2019
Trump: Then we’ll flood the tunnels.
Pelosi: They’ll bring rafts.
Trump: Then we’ll sink the rafts.
Pelosi: They have scuba gear. https://t.co/5ClFWeInBJ
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 9, 2019
What they’d also like to know is why, if walls are so useless, they’ve worked like a charm in Israel?
President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea ????
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) January 28, 2017
But the wall works in Israel. The USA built a wall in Jordan 2 years ago;Why? Explain that nancy & chucky. Liberal hypocrisy
— mark (@mark03366669) January 10, 2019
Don’t need to go back that far. In the 21st Century, Israel built a wall along its Southern border. It’s been very effective in stopping illegal immigration. 21st Century solution to their 21st Century problem.
— Beks (@RavenWood_54) January 10, 2019
So, who are these “experts” that @SpeakerPelosi @SenSchumer @DNC are citing that walls don’t work? Israel? @CBP? @USArmy? No? Aren’t those people experts? Who did they listen to in 2006, 2013, and the other times they voted for barrier funding? Hypocrites & liars, like they are?
— Proud&Unaffiliated (@Ziggyfan_1) January 10, 2019
The wall is border security, ask Jordan and Israel. Wall or fence isn’t good only because of Trump. Ask the border patrols they know more better you, they want the wall.
— VERA L YLVISAKER (@l_ylvisaker) January 10, 2019
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