Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a Thursday press conference that the southern border is a “crisis,” and held President Trump responsible.
“We have never not said that there was a crisis. There is a humanitarian crisis at the border, and some of it provoked by the actions taken by the administration,” the speaker said when asked if there is an actual crisis at the border.
“But, yes, it is a crisis. We’ve always said that it gets to be more of a humanitarian crisis the more that Republicans — the administration, I won’t paint all the Republicans with this — the more the administration acts in the shameful way,” Pelosi said.
In January, Pelosi held a joint press conference with Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. in which the Senate minority leader declared Trump “used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention.”
Trump declared a border emergency in February to help fund a wall to stop what he called a “virtual invasion” after Congress failed to pass enough funding to satisfy his initial request.
The Department of Homeland Security reported that illegal crossings were at a decade high in April with almost 100,000 people taken into custody.
Author: John Gage
Source: Washington Examiner: Pelosi says border situation ‘is a crisis’ and blames Trump