Ilhan Omar WANTS to ‘DEFUND’ HOMELAND SECURITY
Why? So we can’t protect our country? What kind of shit-for-brains logic is this? At this point it all makes sense. You don’t care about this country, you don’t care about your constituents and you certainly don’t give a rat’s ass about the American people. So you should be the one who is impeached, not Donald Trump.
We should defund YOU. We should lower your salary to peanuts, and make you understand the purpose of your duties as a public servant. You don’t represent the interests of Democracy, nor the Democrat party — you and your radical socialist supporters do not deserve the mantle you stand on.
You do not deserve to sit in committees, and to criticize people who have rightfully served our country, with the most form of exceptional service. To that, I say — you are a danger to our great republic in the absence of a morally right and able representative.
And that’s our open. Tell us what you think.
From Washington Examiner
A bloc of Democratic freshman congresswomen will break with their party and vote against the negotiated border security spending package being pushed through Congress.
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., issued a blistering joint statement Thursday afternoon ahead of a late vote on the measure. The bill, which keeps nine departments and dozens of agencies open until the end of fiscal 2019, needs to be passed ahead of a Friday deadline to avoid a second partial government shutdown.
“This Administration continues to threaten the dignity and humanity of our immigrant population. The Department of Homeland Security has separated thousands of children from their parents, denied asylum to those fleeing danger, and used taxpayers dollars as a slush fund to incite terror in immigrant communities,” the lawmakers said in the statement.
“By any reasonable measure, Donald Trump’s weaponization of ICE and CBP has been a failure. The Department of Homeland Security does not deserve an increase in funding, and that is why we intend to vote no on this funding package,” they wrote, referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.
The quartet, who praised the contribution of immigrants to the country, condemned the bill’s $500 million increase in spending on ICE and the $950 million injection into CBP, respectively. They also criticized the $1.37 billion provision for a physical barrier along 55 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border and the boost in powers and resources for ICE to detain illegal immigrants.
“The funding bill on the floor today does not address any of our concerns and instead, gives more money to these abusive agencies,” they said. “We want to be abundantly clear: this is not a rebuke of federal workers or those who depend on the services they provide, but a rejection of the hateful policies, priorities, and rhetoric of the Trump Administration.”
The group’s dislike for the package is unlikely to derail it from being approved by both the House and Senate. President Trump on Thursday gave assurances to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that he would sign the bill into law, but McConnell also said the president would also issue a national emergency declaration at the same time in order to divert funding away from the Department of Defense to erect impediments along the entire southern border, given the allocation failed to meet his $5.7 billion demand.