With our government’s full, fluid dysfunction back in high gear temporarily, the left and the right are digging their heels in again, hoping to avoid another nasty shutdown on their terms.
Of course, for savvy political navigators like Nancy Pelosi, the movements precise, subtle, and well thought. For the younger, brasher liberals in Washington, however, their lack of political decorum is showing through and through, with freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leading the way.
Unfortunately for AOC, her shenanigans have been heavily lambasted by both the alternative media and some of her own colleagues on the left side of the aisle.
Her latest stunt doesn’t look like it will reverse the trend anytime soon, either.
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and fellow congressional freshmen on Friday urged negotiators trying to hammer out a border-security compromise and avoid another government shutdown to cut funding for the Department of Homeland Security, claiming the agency has “promulgated an agenda driven by hate—not strategy.”Trending:
Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.; and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., penned a letter to lawmakers on the bicameral, bipartisan conference committee tasked with drafting new legislation to address border-security and DHS funding.
Their language was strong.
“We write to you today seeking your solidarity and support to enter in to the DHS conference committee process with clear eyes,” they wrote, slamming agencies under the Department of Homeland Security, like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), and urging lawmakers to follow “critical” guidelines to protect immigrant families.
“Cut, do not increase funding,” they wrote. “The deal reached by the Conference Committee should not allocate any additional funding to this department or to the ICE and CBP agencies. The upcoming FY 2020 budget process will be a critical opportunity to take up conversations about reforms to the agency. In the meantime, not another dollar.”
The left is now both denying any sort of crisis at the border exists, and actively looking to hold national security hostage to get their way. This is an unfathomable act of overt “resistance” that will endanger Americans.
The proposal faces incredibly slim chances of impacting negotiations, as President Trump’s veto would likely await any such nonsense.