Border Patrol wives invite Pelosi to border to see why they want wall

A group of women whose husbands work as Border Patrol officers are inviting Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCapitol riot defendants have started a jail newsletter: report On The Money: Biden asks Congress to extend eviction ban with days until expiration | Economic growth rose to 6.5 percent annual rate in second quarter Top Democrat: 'A lot of spin' coming from White House on infrastructure MORE (D-Calif.) to come to McAllen, Texas, to see what's taking place at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

"We would like to show you around!" Jill Demanski wrote in a Facebook post to Pelosi last Thursday, which marked the 34th day of the government shutdown. "You don't need to bring any security detail. Our husbands/boyfriends/fiances/wives/significant others are actually very good at their jobs, thank goodness! And since you see no threat here, I'm sure you can just make a quick flight down here alone."


In the post, Demanski said that the public letter was written on behalf of the "Wives of the [Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol]." It is unclear how many wives took part in the writing of the letter. The post had attracted more than 1,000 shares and 1,000 reactions as of Monday evening. 

“I felt it’s really important to have our leaders come here and see what’s happening first. It’s important to meet with the people who are here on a daily basis, that are witnessing it — the effects of it, that it has on our country,” Demanski said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Monday.

“We want them to come here and make an informed decision and to see what’s really going on.”

Renea Perez, another wife of a Border Patrol officer, said on the news program that President TrumpDonald TrumpMyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News Haaland, Native American leaders press for Indigenous land protections Simone Biles, Vince Lombardi and the courage to walk away MORE's long-sought border wall would help immigration officers "do their job more efficiently." 

Perez added that families of Border Patrol officers began feeling like they were "forgotten" amid the shutdown. 

Trump on Friday signed a continuing resolution to temporarily reopen the government following a 35-day shutdown. The funding lapse was triggered after Congress and the White House failed to reach an agreement on a new spending bill. 

Trump has repeatedly demanded that more than $5 billion for a wall be included in a bill. Democrats oppose the proposal.

Demanski told Fox News that she'd like Pelosi to do a ride-along with with border agents in order to experience what their day-to-day job is like.