(Tea Party PAC) – As the government shut down drags on and the Democrats refuse to negotiate fairly with President Trump, they certainly have managed to make their message loud and clear: they adamantly oppose a border wall.
This was the focal point of the rebuttal delivered by Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer following the President’s address on Tuesday.
To so adamantly oppose a wall, however, is a new stance for the Democratic party, and many of those who seem to have suddenly discovered that walls are “immoral” didn’t seem to think so a few years ago.
“President Trump must stop holding the American people hostage” and “must stop manufacturing a crisis,” Schumer said of the shutdown.
This isn’t how he used to feel, however.
“Americans saw their president fighting for a solution to fund our government while protecting American citizens, versus the approach of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer which is to resist, resist, resist at all costs,” said RNC Chairwoman McDaniel.
“It wasn’t always this way. President Trump is simply asking Democrats to support border security policies they all supported just a few short years ago,” she added. “It’s time for Democrats to put down their swords and work with President Trump.”
Let’s revisit some previously-held views on border security and walls from the Democrats, shall we?
In 2009, Schumer was all in favor of a fence along the Southern border as it would be a “far more secure” means to creating a “significant barrier to illegal immigration.”
“The American people will never accept immigration reform unless they truly believe that their government is committed to ending future illegal immigration,” he added.
The old Chuck Schumer supported border security.
The new Chuck Schumer calls a border wall a waste of money and ineffective.
Democrats would rather risk the safety of Americans than support a word Donald Trump says. Sad!
— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) December 31, 2018
In 2008, the Democratic firebrand from New York said during her campaign that she was “a firm opponent of any proposal that would give amnesty to illegal aliens” and believed the “federal government must provide the necessary resources to secure our borders.”
Trumps thwarted archnemesis once bragged in November of 2015 that, “I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in … and I do think that you have to control your borders.”
In May of 2013, a representative of Sen. Warren, speaking at a Boston City Hall meeting regarding immigration reform, said that Warren was in favor of any legislation that “upholds our existing laws” and “maintains border security.”
The former POTUS openly praised legislation known as the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which included what he said would be “good”:
Sen Obama 9/21/2006:
"speak about Secure Fence Act. The bill before us will certainly do some good. It will authorize some badly needed funding for better fences and better security along our borders & that should help stem some of the tide of illegal immigration in this country" pic.twitter.com/1KfFROOrWM
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) January 6, 2019