Nancy Pelosi has been having a difficult year.
Her party nearly went into a civil war trying to keep her out of the Speaker’s Chair.
And now she just got shut down by the last person expected.
Despite having her Speakership in the bag, Nancy Pelosi is far from done with her problems.
Going into 2018, she was hoping to not only have Democrat control of the House but a Democrat-controlled Senate.
From there, impeaching President Trump would be a very real possibility.
But now it is extremely unlikely, which means she now needs to try to work with President Trump.
And even before taking her position as Speaker of the House, she is learning that is more difficult than she would ever imagine.
Currently, the government is in a partial shutdown due to her negotiations on the year-end budget bill falling apart.
Just as she thought Trump was in agreement, he backed down, following up with a huge demand.
Trump is demanding $5 billion in funding for a wall on the Southern border.
This is something that Pelosi is fighting tooth and nail.
She is trying to claim that the $5 billion is too expensive and that a wall isn’t effective anyway.
Trump knows this isn’t true, and therefore is standing strong.
But it isn’t just Trump that knows this is true.
Officials who spend their days working to secure the border are on his side.
And former acting ICE Director Tom Homan is one of those figures.
He is infuriated by Pelosi’s arguments against the wall.
After Pelosi came out calling the wall ineffective and blasting Trump for “fear-mongering,” Homan came out with a bold statement:
“Every place a wall or barrier has been built, it has resulted in decreased illegal immigration, decreased drug smuggling. One hundred percent of the time, it has proven effective.”
Homan is somebody who knows about securing the border more than virtually anybody.
He is a veteran Border Patrol agent and ICE investigator.
Because of his experience, he knows that President Trump is doing the right thing on the border.
“Look at the rest of the data on the border, where arrests of MS-13 [gang] this year are up 118 percent, the seizures of guns — for God’s sake — are up almost 200 percent. There’s your data. Look at it. You can see why we need a wall,” he said.
Homan commends President Trump, saying that he is “doing the right thing” in shutting down the government over border wall funding.
A country with no borders isn’t truly a country at all.
Having a solid barrier separating two nations is necessary to keep order.
But Democrats are rejecting that idea more and more with every day that goes by.
Radical left-wing activists are succeeding in changing the way the Democrat Party looks are immigration.
Democrats used to be a party that supported securing the border.
That was a big part of former President Obama’s campaign in 2008.
But now Democrats are running for office on radical policies like abolishing ICE.
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