Former Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan slammed “disgusting” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her efforts to thwart the State of the Union address.
Discussing the stalled debate over border wall funding that precipitated the nearly four-week long government shutdown, Homan and the “Fox & Friends” co-hosts turned to Pelosi’s latest stunt to delay the annual address by President Donald Trump.
Pelosi sent Trump a letter Wednesday recommending he move the State of the Union address until after the partial government shutdown ends or else submit his speech in writing instead.
News: @SpeakerPelosi letter to President Trump suggesting he move State of the Union until after government re-opens – or submit his speech in writing instead – due to Shutdown effect in DHS and Secret Service, via @FoxReports & @arogDC: pic.twitter.com/CPMvjm7shr
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 16, 2019
The California Democrat cited security surrounding the event and the fact that U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security employees have not been paid amid the shutdown.
Mumbles Pelosi trying to explain why she doesn’t want President Trump to give the State of the Union address.
She wants to silence Trump. ?pic.twitter.com/A4cWRU4XR9
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) January 16, 2019
Her points that were debunked by senior law enforcement officials and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
The Department of Homeland Security and the US Secret Service are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union. We thank the Service for their mission focus and dedication and for all they do each day to secure our homeland.
— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) January 16, 2019
“What do you say to Nancy Pelosi?” co-host of “Fox & Friends” Steve Doocy asked the former director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday.
“She’s disgusting,” Homan said simply, eliciting laughter and applause from the live in-studio audience.
“She is scared to death that the president is going to speak straight to the American people, more than eight minutes, and explain the crisis at the border,” Homan said.
“If Nancy Pelosi saw what I saw in the 34 years of my career, maybe she’s have a different attitude,” he added. “When you entice people to come to this country illegally because you push sanctuary cities, you want to abolish ICE…that entices people to come to this country. ”
Homan noted the border debate is not just about security and American sovereignty, but is about “saving lives” since liberal policies and promised sanctuary, jobs, free healthcare and education entice migrants to make the perilous journey to the U.S. border.
“I’ve seen many people die on this journey,” Homan said. “So it’s not just about protecting the sovereignty of this country and enforcing laws. It’s about saving lives for a vulnerable population that are being misled.”
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