FoxNews.com reports that
Democratic leaders on Monday night called for equal airtime in response to President Donald Trump’s primetime address to the nation on southern border security scheduled for Tuesday evening.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., argued that since Trump’s speech will be broadcast, the other side of the aisle should have their fair share of broadcast time, too.
“Now that the television networks have decided to air the President’s address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation, Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime,” they said in a statement.
Trump said he’ll be talking at 9 p.m. ET about the U.S.-Mexico border — the fight over which sparked the partial government shutdown. The address will be carried live by ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox Broadcasting, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, MSNBC and NBC.
Pelosi and Schumer said that Democrats “and an increasing number of Republicans in Congress” have urged Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to “re-open the government while Congress debates the President’s expensive and ineffective wall.”
The government is on day 16 of the partial shutdown — the second-longest in history slated to become the longest this weekend.
Trump told congressional Democratic leaders during a meeting on Friday that he was willing to keep the government shutdown for as long as necessary — possibly months or even years — in order to get the border funding he wants.
After a weekend filled with meetings about the shutdown, the president moved to call for a steel wall, rather than a concrete barrier, at the southern border. Trump framed the pitch for a steel wall as a concession to Democrats to move negotiations along, although they do not appear moved by the president’s message.
“President Trump keeps rejecting the bipartisan House-passed bills, which have already received strong bipartisan support in the Senate, to re-open the government,” Pelosi and Schumer’s statement read. “Instead, he is still demanding that American taxpayers pay at least $5.7 billion for his wall, which can’t pass either chamber of Congress and of course Mexico is not paying for.”
Demanding equal time?
The Democrats must be awfully nervous.
I performed an Internet search after reading the above article. The only times that I found where the opposition party was given air time after a Presidential Address was after every year’s State of the Union Address by the sitting President.
And, tonight’s Address to the Nation will not be made in front of Congress.
It will made in front of the people they are supposed to be answering to…American Citizens.
Supposedly, the Dems want equal air time to “combat lies”.
The only lying that has been going on concerning what is happening at the border has been coming from them.
Heck, they wouldn’t even acknowledge the murder of Sheriff Deputy Ronil Singh by an illegal alien.
Yes, I called that murderer an “illegal alien”.
The Democrats want equal air time so that they can continue to lie to the American people concerning the make-up of the Migrant Caravans and who is sponsoring them.
These caravans are not some sort of spontaneous cry for help. They are a purposeful invasion of our Sovereign Nation, being funded by a very familiar name.
Leftist billionaire George Soros is funding the well-organized anti-Trump migrant caravan invasion from Central America that has been hitting the United States-Mexico border in defiance of immigration enforcement.
“The caravan is organized by a group called Pueblo Sin Fronteras, [b]ut the effort is supported by the coalition CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, which includes Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLIN), the American Immigration Council (AIC), the Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services (RICELS) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – thus the acronym CARA,” WND reported. “At least three of the four groups are funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.”
Former AILA President Victor Nieblas Pradas is behind the Soros-led caravans and contends that detaining mothers and their children who break into the U.S. illegally is inhumane, unfair and unjust.
“There is simply no humane way to detain families,” Pradis declared in an AILA announcement. “Asylum seeking families should be given due process, not expedited removal – and the end of the road must be the end of family detention entirely.”
Don’t be surprised if Chuck and Nancy do coerce someone to grant them air time tonight, that they try to bring “morality” into their argument for open borders, alluding that it is the “Christian” thing to do without saying the “C” word which is anathema to the Far Left Democratic Party.
Americans are the most compassionate people in the world.
Attached to the church I attend, is an independently-run Food Bank which feeds 2,000 people per month while assisting them in finding the state services that they need. It is manned by a volunteer staff of members from my church and other denominations in the community.
That being said, while we are told to be compassionate, we are also told to be “wise as serpents”.
While we are instructed in the Old Testament to “treat foreigners nicely”, there is no scripture in the Old or New Testament which instructs us to automatically make strangers citizens of our country. It is quite a stretch to use the Bible to make a case to “abolish all borders”.
However, getting back to the “wise as serpents” quote, I believe as a Christian that my faith in the Triune God does not require me to be naïve.
One would have to be a fool to intentionally bring in thousands of people into our “home” when there have already been dangerous criminals, including those with weapons meant to be used against us, found within their ranks.
President Trump is NOT disobeying God by enforcing our immigration laws and protecting our Sovereignty and our citizenry. Those who are attempting to cross our borders illegally are the ones who are in the wrong here.
And, Sheriff’s Deputy Ronil Singh, Katie Steinle, and all the other Americans who have been killed by illegal aliens would agree…if they were here to do so.
Until He Comes,