They didn’t pass the border part.
Via The Hill:
House Democrats on Tuesday passed a $383 billion spending package, finishing work on three-quarters of the annual appropriations bills on its docket ahead of the July 4th recess.
The package of five funding bills passed in a vote of 227-194, largely along party lines. It includes funds for Commerce and Justice; Agriculture, Interior and Environment; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development.
The legislation’s passage means Democrats have successfully completed work on nine of the 12 annual appropriations bills in their chamber. They are set to pass a 10th bill, covering financial services and general government, this week.
The other two, however, will likely come in July. The legislative branch funding bill, usually among the least controversial of the pack, was stripped out of an earlier “minibus” spending package due to disagreements over whether or not Congress should increase its own pay.
For the solidarity. Bless her heart.
Yes, that’s exactly the point.
Democrats should step down for refusing to pony up the resources the Admin has been begging for for months to deal with the crisis.
Via Daily Caller:
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) acting Commissioner John Sanders will resign from his position in the coming days.
Sanders will be officially leaving his position atop CBP on July 5, the agency confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation on Tuesday. News of the acting commissioner’s imminent departure was first reported by The New York Times and CNN.
“Although I will leave it to you to determine whether I was successful, I can unequivocally say that helping support the amazing men and women of CBP has been the most fulfilling and satisfying opportunity of my career,” Sanders wrote to CBP employees Tuesday, according to CNN.
While the agency did not explain why Sanders was leaving, his departure comes amid an illegal immigration crisis at the southern border and growing reports of unsanitary and unsafe conditions at migrant detention centers.
CBP and Border Patrol have attracted criticism following reports of a migrant detention facility in Clinton, Texas, that allegedly contained children who had not showered in days, rampant flu outbreaks, and neglected infants that were left for older children to watch over.
Notice how there aren’t actually any shots of the kids.
Via Daily Wire:
On Monday, democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was criticized for pushing photos of herself seemingly intended to help quell the blowback she’s received from equating detention centers at the United States/Mexico border with WWII-era concentration camps.
The photos were apparently taken at a Tornillo, Texas, detention center, but did not show the conditions the congresswoman was upset about, rather, the pictures were merely of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez looking sad by a chain-linked fence. Users online, many of whom identify as her supporters, mocked the “photo-op” and suggested the pictures were “staged.”
“Before [AOC] hit the national stage & was just a fairly unknown House candidate [from] NYC, she took time [away from] her campaign & came [down] to #Tornillo to protest the #tentcity housing migrant children.I made these previously unpublished [photos] a [year] ago today,” posted Ivan Pierre Aguirre, the man who took the photos of Ocasio-Cortez.
Now, of course this is the silliness proposed by Bernie Sanders that will never get passed. But don’t tell these two:
Stephanie Grisham has been the press secretary for the First Lady and is considered a solid Trump loyalist.
Grahn is a liberal soap opera actress.
Via Red State:
This is what, the 4th or 5th time a photo of kids at the border has gone viral that ended up not telling the real story? In this case, the misleading was clearly intentional though, as you’ll see.
A picture of children sleeping with aluminum thermal blankets on the floor of a CBP detention facility made the rounds this weekend. It was posted by someone named Nancy Lee Grahn. Apparently I’m supposed to know who she is because she’s on TV and has a blue check-mark, but admittedly, I’ve never heard of her.
Here’s the original tweet, which is still up.
Yeah, I want a yacht in Hawaii, who’s paying for that?