GOP lawmaker: Pelosi, Schumer have ‘American blood’ on their hands by not funding wall
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said this week that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have “American blood” on their hands because they have not agreed to fund a wall along the southern border.
Brooks also claimed during an interview on Yellowhammer TV, a conservative political show in Alabama, that “thousands of Americans” die annually because of the “Democrats’ refusal to secure our borders.”
“Those Americans are dying either because they’ve been murdered by illegal aliens, vehicular homicides by illegal aliens, or the illegal narcotics that are shipped into our country by illegal aliens and their drug cartels with the drug overdoses that are in the tens of thousands of lost American lives per year,” he said, without providing any evidence to support his claims.
“And so the question’s going to be, how much American blood do you have to have on the hands of Democrat leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer before they will help us with border security? Or is their craving for power such that they’re willing to accept the loss of American life?” Brooks added.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says Pelosi & Schumer have “blood on their hands” for refusing to secure the border: “Democrats have an open borders philosophy, they don’t believe in border security, they believe this is the way to change the American electorate in order to win elections.” pic.twitter.com/mwUAupzdBs
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 31, 2018
The federal government is currently in a partial shutdown, which was prompted by disagreements between lawmakers over President Trump’s demand for $5 billion in funding for the border wall. Democrats have said they will not agree to fund the wall.