Rep. Dan Crenshaw said during a media appearance that activist judges are preventing Trump from securing the border.
He also suggested that there is a very specific reason why Democrats don’t want to solve the problem.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Dan Crenshaw: ‘Activist’ judges preventing Trump from securing border
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, accused the American judicial system Monday of impeding President Trump from making good on his signature campaign promises relative to immigration.
“The judicial system is really taking an activist role in preventing Trump from implementing his agenda,” Crenshaw said during an appearance on “Fox and Friends.” “We’re dealing with somebody … another side of the party that does not want to see a solution here.”
Several Obama-appointed federal judges have ruled against Trump’s immigration policies such as restrictions on green card holders and the exile of migrants awaiting court hearings…
Crenshaw, a freshman congressman from the largest state along the southern border, says liberals like Sanders are purposefully stalling on immigration reform and using it as a cudgel for Trump and Republicans.
“Look at Bernie’s tweet, he didn’t note any solutions, not one,” Crenshaw said. “He’s virtue signaling. They’re virtue signaling because they actually want this crisis to keep going so they can keep campaigning about it. And they won’t listen to actual solutions.”
Watch the video:
Here is the tweet from Bernie Sanders that Crenshaw is talking about:
900 people were held at a border facility with a maximum capacity of 125, according to the DHS Inspector General.
This is inhumane. It must stop NOW.
We must end the dehumanization of immigrants and develop a humane policy for those at the border who seek asylum.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 31, 2019
And here is Crenshaw’s response:
Maybe you could start by supporting POTUS request for $4.5 B in humanitarian aid, to include more facilities?
Maybe you could support @LindseyGrahamSC bill to reform asylum process?
Maybe you won’t support actual solutions because you prefer to virtue signal about the crisis? https://t.co/tZk3nEwnA5
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) June 1, 2019
Crenshaw is correct here.
Democrats want this to be a campaign issue. They’d rather complain about it than fix it.