White House adviser Stephen Miller recently appeared on CNN and steamrolled right over Wolf Blitzer. Wolf tried to claim that Democrats care about border security. Miller asked a simple question: How?
Real Clear Politics has a transcript:
MILLER: I’m not going to negotiate here on air, but I would answer that question very simply. If Democrats don’t want the government to shut down, support border security. It’s that simple. I heard earlier you were discussing the steel slat barrier, what that’s referring to is the border patrol’s preferred method of building a physical impediment to illegal entry which are…
BLITZER: Are you talking to Democrats right now to come up with a compromise before midnight tomorrow night?
MILLER: The Democrats, all they need to do is support border security and the government will be funded.
BLITZER: The Democrats — Stephen, the democrats support border security. They don’t support $5 billion for a wall.
MILLER: Could you identify, wolf, for me some of the border security they support?
BLITZER: They all support border security.
MILLER: Like what? They voted against case law. They voted against ending sanctuary cities. They voted against supporting MS-13 gang members, they voted against supporting violent criminals. They voted time and time against a physical border wall to stop illegal entry. I mean, where is the evidence that you keep asserting they’re for border security? They haven’t been. They oppose closing loopholes for asylum.
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If that was a debate, it wasn’t even close. Miller is exactly right. Democrats can’t claim to care about border security when 100 percent of their actions say otherwise.