In typical career politician fashion, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) defended his opposition against President Trump’s securing our Southern border with Mexico even though he himself supported the Secure Fence Act of 2006. Other notable “for” votes include the ballots of former Senators Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Barack Obama (D-IL), and Joe Biden (D-DE). The Secure Fence Act of 2006 called for physical barriers where possible and electronic or technology-driven capabilities where it was not. In short: Democrats are hypocritical when it serves them politically. In other words, it’s a Friday.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
WASHINGTON – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) defended his vote in favor of the Secure Fence Act of 2006 and his opposition to President Trump’s proposed wall for open areas along the border.
In addition to Schumer, Democrats including former Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Joe Biden (D-Del.) voted for the Secure Fence Act but the fencing that the bill called for was not fully completed. Trump, who originally called for a concrete wall that was blocked by Congress, says his current border security plan would install “see through” steel barriers at open portions of the border that currently lack fencing. According to the Border Patrol, drug smugglers and human traffickers have cut more than 1,700 holes in the fencing along the border in San Diego since 2015.
PJM asked Schumer, “You voted for the Secure Fence Act in 2006. Will you support additional barriers on the border?” The Democratic leader replied, “No wall – didn’t have it then and doesn’t have it now.”