Relax: Harry Reid says southern border is secure
There are a lot of lying, prevaricating politicians out there.
And then, there's Harry Reid.
“The border is secure,” he told reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.”
Reid said lawmakers need to worry less about border security and focus instead on President Obama’s $3.7 billion request to help process the tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador who have been apprehended on the border.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson warned Congress last week that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is due to run out of money by mid-August because of the large number of minors attempting to cross into Texas. He said Customs and Border Protection would run out of funding by mid-September.
He estimated that as many as 90,000 illegal minors would be apprehended by the end of September.
I have come to the conclusion that there is a method to Democratic madness when it comes to telling "The Big Lie." President Obama saying there isn't a "smidgen of corruption" at the IRS; Eric Holder insisting there's no such thing as voter fraud; any administration official talking about Obamacare "success."
All of these have one thing in common; evidence seen with your own eyes is directly contradicted by the liar. When you see 90,000 kids flooding across the border (and hundreds of thousands more as well), and you hear Harry Reid say basically you can't believe your own two eyes, Reid and the Democrats are hoping that the average voter starts questioning the evidence that's right in front of their face. They wonder if their "betters" are actually more informed than they are. So they swallow the lie - some of them - and reject the empiricle evidence that anyone else can see.
Reid wasn't through:
“I believe our No. 1 concern should be this narrow issue of we take care of this situation we have on the border. As I’ve been told, the Cornyn-Cuellar legislation covers a lot of other issues other than the problem we’re having on the border,” he said.
Reid said if the House had passed the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill, there would not be a surge of illegal immigrant minors from Central America.
Of all the lies being told about the border crisis, this one is the biggest. The notion that there is anything in the comprehensive immigration reform bill that would have prevented this mass migration of children to our borders is demonstrably false. The president has told this lie several times and no one has called him out on it. You know it's a lie because those who tell it never offer any proof whatsoever by citing some part of the proposed bill that would have addressed this crisis.
It's a cynical political lie told in order to blame Republicans for a situation that is entirely the fault of the president of the United States.