The great thing about being a Democrat is you can make up you’re own reality, never mind if contradicts previous comments, which speaks volumes about the confidence the party has in the media running cover for them.
With the southern border overwhelmed by illegal immigrants, in large part by women and children from Central America, resulting in a full-fledged humanitarian crisis, Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims that the Democrat Party never denied that a crisis exists.
With a straight face.
Pelosi was asked at her weekly press conference by a reported if, “after a number of months” of saying that it was a manufactured crisis, are Democrats are now willing to say there is an actual crisis at the border?
“Well, let me just say this. We’ve never not said that there was a crisis — there is a humanitarian crisis at the border, and some of it provoked by the actions taken by the administration,” Pelosi replied.
“So, what’s happening at the border is tragic, and we hope to address some of that in the supplemental that is coming, the disaster supplemental, to provide some of the resources that are needed there,” she added.
The California Democrat was sure to get her talking points in about how the Trump administration is making matters worse when they “take children out of the arms of their parents.”
This being the same program carried out under the Obama administration, as Pelosi sat idly by.
“But, yes, it is a crisis,” Pelosi added. We’ve always said that it gets to be more of a humanitarian crisis the more that Republicans – the Administration, I won’t paint all the Republicans with this – the more the Administration acts in the shameful way, not consistent with our faith, with our beliefs that every person has dignity and worth.
Yet, Pelosi stood right next to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in January as he dismissed President Trump’s Oval Office address on the government shut down that focused on border security — we can never forget because the two were mocked unmercifully for the imagery of that appearance.
Schumer said it was an effort to “stoke fear” among Americans and accused him of playing up a “manufactured crisis.” Pelosi said the president “must stop holding the American people hostage, must stop manufacturing a crisis.”
“Most presidents have used Oval Office addresses for noble purposes,” said Schumer in the televised rebuttal. “This president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.”
But there are numerous other examples of Democrats claiming there is no crisis, as shared by House Republicans:
“There is no crisis.” – Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
“There is no crisis on the border.” – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler
“I’m from the border, there’s no crisis there.” – Rep. Henry Cuellar
And below is a tweet from the Democratic National Committee from February that is clear on the matter. Period.
There. Is. No. Crisis. At. The. Border.
An important thread. ⬇️ https://t.co/27aZ7U7vPL
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) February 15, 2019
And this, citing a Washington Post op-ed claiming that Trump “invented” a crisis.
Trump manufactured a crisis after repeatedly failing to secure support for an ineffective, unnecessary border wall — his reckless behavior and his administration’s culture of corruption are threats to our democracy. https://t.co/Ev95CE4Sts
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) April 17, 2019
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