At White House Meeting, Democrats Refused To Even Listen To Briefing On Border Security

One of the assigned duties per the U.S. Constitution for the federal government is to protect the borders of the nation. Things like Medicare for all, ‘climate change’, free college (which will be worth what it costs), and so much of the rest of the Democrats agenda is not. Yet, this is what we get

OFFICIAL: DEMS ‘REFUSED’ TO EVEN LISTEN TO BORDER SECURITY BRIEFING AT WHITE HOUSE

Democratic lawmakers brought a border security briefing at the White House to a screeching halt Wednesday, refusing to even listen to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, a White House official tells The Daily Caller. (video at the link)

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy echoed this version of events to reporters outside the White House immediately after the briefing, saying, “Once the secretary started, Schumer interrupted her and didn’t want to hear it.”

Republican and Democratic lawmakers after the meeting indicated little progress was made toward ending the partial government shutdown and that they agreed to reconvene Friday. The White House official says there was a consensus in the room that negotiations would be put on hold until Pelosi officially assumed her expected role of Speaker.

The White House official told TheDC that both Pelosi and Schumer refused to hear out Nielsen’s briefing and instead advocated for two solutions to end the government shutdown. Neither of the Democratic options would provide the additional funding for border security requested by The White House.

“Democrats in the room either don’t care that there is a humanitarian crisis on the border or just prefer ignorance. It was incredibly disheartening that they don’t want to know the facts when making policy,” DHS Spokeswoman Katie Waldman said in a statement to TheDC.

NBC News also reported the same

“We never did get through the complete briefing,” McCarthy said, which was led by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who beamed in via video link from California. “I was a little disappointed with some on the other side. Once the secretary started, Senator Schumer interrupted her and they really didn’t want to hear it.”

Just seconds after Nielsen began her presentation, according to two sources familiar with the meeting, House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif cut in. Democrats redirected the conversation to how they planned to open the government once they take control of the House tomorrow.

It’s almost like they don’t care about border security

Before interrupting – and effectively halting – the White House meeting on border security Wednesday, the likely speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., vowed “nothing for the wall” will come in talks to end the government shutdown.

“No, nothing for the wall,” Pelosi told NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie in an interview that will air Thursday on “Today.” “We’re talking about border security.”

The Democrats are offering $1.3 billion for border security, but that is not for any new wall sections, only for “enhanced surveillance” and “fortified fencing”, maybe a few drones to be able to count the illegals as they cross in and disappear. Many are saying that Trump torched a $2.5 billion compromise, but, the thing is, that was something floated by VP Mike Pence, which Democrats had zero intention of agreeing to.

So, here we are, with a party that has no care about securing out borders and protecting our citizens.

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21 Responses to “At White House Meeting, Democrats Refused To Even Listen To Briefing On Border Security”

  1. Jethro says:

    Congress should not make policy decisions based on White House propaganda, but on a careful assessment of facts and evidence. It’s why Congress conducts research and holds hearings. Congress is not obligated to honor the presidential campaign promises.

    The objective is to end the partial shutdown of the government, and then independently address border security. “Build The Wall!” is not an adequate policy.

    • formwiz says:

      Clearly, the American people think otherwise.

      Congress should not make policy decisions based on White House propaganda, but on a careful assessment of facts and evidence.

      You mean like the Kavanaugh confirmation, buying Chrissy Blase’s story on her say-so alone?

      You should do stand-up.

    • gitarcarver says:

      Democrats aren’t interested in “facts and evidence,” Jeffery:

      Democratic lawmakers brought a border security briefing at the White House to a screeching halt Wednesday, refusing to even listen to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, a White House official tells The Daily Caller.

      House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy echoed this version of events to reporters outside the White House immediately after the briefing, saying, “Once the secretary started, Schumer interrupted her and didn’t want to hear it.”

      • Jethro says:

        gitar typed: Democrats aren’t interested in “facts and evidence”

        That’s your opinion. You’re projecting again.

        As I stated, Congress is not obligated to listen to White House propaganda, regardless of who presents it. This was a political show put on by Trump.

        Secretary Nielsen can present her case to the House and answer questions there. That’s how oversight works. Trump could agree to re-open gov’t offices and then negotiate for his wants on immigration.

        • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

          Speaking of opinions… https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

        • gitarcarver says:

          As I stated, Congress is not obligated to listen to White House propaganda, regardless of who presents it. This was a political show put on by Trump.

          So a briefing by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is somehow “propaganda?” A chance to listen and ask questions is not welcomed by the Democrats?

          The problem with your belief is that the Dems said they weren’t interested – not that they thought the presentation would be “propaganda.”

          You are correct that the Dems are under no obligation to listen, but in doing so it shows they aren’t interested in facts.

          The Dems have flip flopped on the issue of a border wall and border security. They don’t want the discussion to be about the security of the country because it shows their hypocrisy and their hate.

          All the left has is hate.

          • Jethro says:

            gitar and his brethren are so steeped in hate they don’t recognize it. Now you’re started to believe Trump’s lies – a very bad sign.

            As I stated, the Dems are under no obligation to listen to Trump’s propaganda. Speaker Pelosi has made clear that the Dems will not authorize Trump’s foot-stomping demands for his $5 billion boondoggle. Recall that Trump promised that Mexico would pay for The Wall – why do you conveniently forget that?

            Trump is holding America hostage for a $5 billion campaign promise that he now demands taxpayers make the down payment.

        • formwiz says:

          But they don’t, all they care about is power and how to get it. Little Jeffery kids himself every day that they will share some of it with him.

          What a silly Negro, as Eddie Murphy once said.

          And git is correct because he watches what they do and what they say, while little Jeffery buys their propaganda without question.

          This was a political show put on by Trump.</i.

          And they went, didn't they? So they must have felt obligated to go when the President asks them to come over.

          That’s how oversight works.

          No, oversight works when all sides are given a fair hearing, not a a show trial put on for the Fake News by the Democrats.

          Trump could agree to re-open gov’t offices and then negotiate for his wants on immigration.

          Trump negotiated. They didn’t want to listen. They haven’t even sent the bill to the Senate. This is where you get up from the table and say, “See me when you want to work something out”.

          Little Jeffery is afraid some of those Federal (and once again I use the term loosely) workers might start blaming Chuckie and Occasional Cortex for the long Christmas vaca.

          And, for once, he might be right.

  2. Mangoldielocks says:

    Paul Ryan Retired to become VP Mike Pences VP when Trump is impeached. Once Ryan is in place, Pence will resign and Ryan will name Mitt Romney as his sitting VP to run against the 2020 field of democrats which will demolish them with a landslide victory as all 63 million Trump voters stay home.

    Essentially the GOP will run Ryan/Romney against anyone on the left and concede the culture war. Once the democrats are in office they will pack the Supreme court with two more justices all far left loons to restore the courts.

    America is destined for bankruptcy and destitution which has always been the plan of the communist/socialist nations of this world. Globalism will once again reign and even Fox news will shout Hurrah.

    Take it to the bank. This is the agenda the deep state has put into place. So many senators are mum on Trump. He gets support by about 3 or 4 senators vocally. If impeachment proceedings are brought against trump he will go down with at least 20 GOP senators voting to kick the Pool Cleaner out of office so they can go back to their wars without end and their trillion dollars in kickbacks from the pentagon.

    Gov. Mike Pence, aligning himself with the Republican establishment rather than his running mate, broke with Donald J. Trump on Wednesday by endorsing Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s re-election bid, a day after Mr. Trump roiled the party by declaring that he was not yet ready to support the speaker.

    There are email chains floating around the internet where Pence/RYAN were to take over for Trump after the Access Hollywood scandal. Their are even discovered servers with the domain name of Pence/Ryan2016.

    Now I don’t think Pence is a backstabber. I think this is a plan in place and I think the never trumpers in the senate are way more than people realize. Just look at how many Senators are actually speaking, talking or defending Trump. Graham and Paul. Pretty much the rest of the GOP is silent including only about a half dozen REPS from the HOUSE.

    I predict Trump will be impeached and the Senate will vote to impeach Trump. Pence will nominate Ryan as his VP and then resign giving the presidency to Ryan who will nominate Romney as VP. Hence Why Romney trashed Trump the day before joining the senate.

    • formwiz says:

      Unless Jeffery has hijacked your account, calm down.

      New Year’s is over and it’s time to close the bar until St Paddy’s Day.

      No impeachment. No trial. No conviction. No VP Ryan.

  3. david7134 says:

    Impeach for what.? Sure they can come up with some stupid charge and the House vote for impeachment based on political promises. But that is going no where in the Senate. Trump will be the only president re-elected after being impeached. All the Dems are doing now is catering to their nutty base and generating money. If Trump is remove d by some miracle, that will destroy the US. I can see Trump having to put Hillary and Obama in jail if the Dems push to hard. Actually, that action would stop a good bit of this silliness. Trump is winning and still on tract to stop the harm generated by Obama.

    • formwiz says:

      The other point is it has to pass the smell test of the public and so far Mule Ears has nada.

      Try impeaching a President when the public sees no offense and watch what happens.

  4. formwiz says:

    gitar and his brethren are so steeped in hate they don’t recognize it. Now you’re started to believe Trump’s lies – a very bad sign.

    When Jeffery has nothing to say, he always says it. He’s been pushing these talking points forever and has yet to change anybody’s mind here because the commentariat here likes to think for themselves. Warmed-over pablum never satisfies a mind that wants red meat.

    the Dems are under no obligation to listen to Trump’s propaganda.

    Yes, but they went to the WH when Trump summoned them. Clearly, little Jeffery is in a room by himself yelling, “I can’t hear you! I can’t hear you!”, even when Pelosi Galore is talking.

    Speaker Pelosi has made clear that the Dems will not authorize Trump’s foot-stomping demands for his $5 billion boondoggle.

    She also said, “We have to pass it so we can see what’s in it”.

    Recall that Trump promised that Mexico would pay for The Wall – why do you conveniently forget that?

    He said yesterday they were. Why do you conveniently forget that?

    Or are you just ignorant?

    Trump is holding America hostage for a $5 billion campaign promise that he now demands taxpayers make the down payment.

    And yet there are no marchers at the WH. No demonstrations down Constitution Ave.

    Jeffery is once again screaming into a hurricane.

  5. Jethro says:

    He (tRump) said yesterday they (Mexico) were (paying for The Wall).

    If that’s true (it isn’t), why does he need a $5 BILLION down payment from taxpayers?

    Employing Occam’s Razor suggests he lied. Again. Do yourself and America a favor, and don’t believe anything tRump says.

    • formwiz says:

      Mexico’s money is not coming in overnight.

      If Jeffery understood business, he’d know that money will reimburse the taxpayers’ outlay down the road. Kind of like what Zippy promised with IdiotCare and GM. Now he’s the liar.

      Jeffery can’t stand the idea Trump is not only keeping his promises where Zippy lied, he’s also destroying the Mocha Messiah’s legacy in doing it.

      Pretty soon, the only thing left of Zippy will be those damned roundabouts.

  6. Kye says:

    Jethro, Trump never said they would pay for the wall in advance, did he? It is well within his power to institute a fee/tax on cash transfers to Mexico but I think he’d build the wall first. At least that’s what I would do.

    We all know (at least I think we do) that a wall by itself will not stop all illegal immigration because all illegal immigration doesn’t sneak across the Mexican border. But a wall will deter thousands of the poorer illegals, the ones who cost American taxpayers the most to support, that do come from or through Mexico and that’s a start. All the leftist dems and republicans talk about “border security” as some nebulous panacea for maintaining American sovereignty. Again, it’s part of the cure but not all. My point is there are several areas that need fixing to stop the flow of illegals into America and the wall can and would be an important part of that plan.

  7. Jethro says:

    He didn’t promise that Mexico would pay on the installment plan or pay the US back after the US taxpayers paid for it. Does he plan to invoice them later, or cheat them out of it somehow? Are you saying tRump is asking the taxpayers for a loan? How smart are taxpayers if they grant him a loan given his history? If the taxpayers acquiesce to tRump’s $30 BILLION ransom he’ll spread it around his crooked construction buddies, and it will NEVER BE PAID BY MEXICO.

    “I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me –and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.

    In America, we will build a great wall along the southern border. And Mexico will pay for the wall. One hundred percent. They don’t know it yet, but they’re going to pay for it. And they’re great people and great leaders but they’re going to pay for the wall. On day one, we will begin working on intangible (sic), physical, tall, power (sic), beautiful southern border wall.

    “I will build the wall and Mexico is going to pay for it. And they will be happy to pay for it.”

    If you want The TRUMP Wall you’ll have to wait two years and elect a GOP House, and hope president Pence gets elected.

    • formwiz says:

      Well, he got Mexico to cough up millions in the NAFTA replacement. He got them to stop the illegals on their side of the border, and he’s even gotten them thinking about building a wall on their southern border.

      I’d say he’s keeping his word.

      AMLO sees eye-to-eye with Trump and Jeffery can’t stand it.

      He didn’t promise that Mexico would pay on the installment plan or pay the US back after the US taxpayers paid for it.

      He also didn’t say anything about Mexico paying for it in one lump sum the day he was inaugurated, either, now did he?

      $5B is pretty cheap as government things go.

      Ask the people who believed, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” .

  8. Jethro says:

    DHS Secretary Nielsen will get her chance to talk to Congress after all! Representative Johnson (D-MS) has summoned Nielsen to testify before the House Committee on Homeland Security.

  9. Jethro says:

    Here’s the propaganda PowerPoint that DHS Secretary Nielsen tried foisted on Dems at the WH.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Border-Briefing.pdf

    Lies and exaggerations, and an amateurish attempt at that. Much of the “evidence” is refuted by the gov’ts own data. For example, the exaggerated tons of drugs are mostly brought in through ports of entry in vehicles. Will The Wall stop trucks?

    The Dems were right to dismiss it. She can explain herself to the House committee.

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