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 PelosiTrump predicts GOP will win the House Hillicon Valley: Five takeaways on new election interference from Iran, Russia | Schumer says briefing on Iranian election interference didn't convince him effort was meant to hurt Trump | Republicans on Senate panel subpoena Facebook, Twitter CEOs | On The Money: Pelosi cites progress, but says COVID-19 relief deal might be post-election | Eviction crisis sparked by pandemic disproportionately hits minorities | Weekly jobless claims fall to 787K 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 John TrumpMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' 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.