Friday, 23 January 2015

Oddities and Derangements


Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee:
 "Obama has secured the border"
(all credit for this article devolves upon Morgan
 Chalfant, staff writer for Red Alert Politics.)

Sheila Jackson Lee

     Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) — one of GQ’s “craziest politicians” — said Wednesday that President Obama has secured the nation’s border.
     Speaking at Homeland Security committee markup, Jackson Lee argued that a House border security bill would “militarize the nation” and that such legislation is unnecessary, as reports the Daily Caller.
“The president has spent $108 billion on border security, and we have been successful,” the Texas Democrat alleged. “Oh we’ve had our moments, but we have been successful.”
During 2014, tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors came over the Southern border illegally, exploiting the insecurity of the border. Though Republicans called on Obama to enforce the border, he did little to do so — and even refused to visit the border when on a trip to Texas.
      However, Jackson Lee diminished last summer’s border crisis.   “I know we had a disagreement,” she said of Republicans who criticized Obama for inviting immigrant children to flood the border with his 2012 executive action.
     Jackson Lee insisted that the border control agents succeeded in managing the border and the young immigrants during the crisis. “They had operational control,” she claimed.