On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) refused to entertain a GOP attempt to halt the separation of illegal alien families at the border.
Instead, he’d rather pawn off the responsibility to the White House.
Since the implementation of this childhood separation policy, public outcry to end this system has dominated the media. In response, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) brought a bill backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to try and fix the immigration crisis.
President Trump, according to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, wants Congress to create a permanent legislative solution to this issue so we won’t see something like this happen again. But apparently, that’s too much work for Schumer and the Democrats.
“There are so many obstacles to legislation,” Schumer said in his lackadaisical excuse to the press on Tuesday. “When the president can do it with his own pen, it makes no sense.”
President Trump announced Wednesday that he will be signing an executive order ending the separation of children from their families at the border, though it's not clear how or what the exact order will say.
But what does this say about the Democrats lack of energy and initiative to solve this problem? Do they really want a permanent solution to immigration issues, as they've said? Or do they simply want to politicize crying children to make Trump look bad?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) seems to think differently, telling reporters on Tuesday, “I support, and all of the senators of the Republican conference support, a plan that keeps families together.”
So why don’t the Democrats?
On Wednesday, Meghan McCain asked her progressive cohosts “Why can't we just come together, in a bipartisan way--both sides, and just focus on keeping the families together?” Not a single other View host could say whether they'd support such a bill in Congress.
I think we should be asking Schumer and the Dems the same question.
(Cover Photo: Lorie Shaull)