How many caravans of illegal aliens does it take to constitute an emergencyat the U.S. southern border, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) asked Sunday.
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Rep. Jordan responded to host Martha Raddatz quoting Republicans in Congress who oppose President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration. The caravans assaulting our borders, and the drug smuggling putting millions of American lives at risk, comprise an emergency, Jordan argued.
What’s more, the Republicans who are now opposing the emergency declaration are the same ones who refused to fight to secure the border back when Republicans held both the House and Senate, Rep. Jordan said:
“Martha, this is an emergency. I mean, what are we on now, the fifth caravan? Probably, just ask those senators: how many caravans do we need - six, seven, or just an endless caravan, one that never stops?
“What did we have just a few weeks ago? A drug bust that was enough fentanyl to kill 57 million Americans? What do we need, 58 million, 59 million Americans, enough fentanyl to kill that many? So, you tell me.
“I think it’s an emergency. What I also think is interesting is those Republicans who are criticizing the president for wanting to do this executive order are the same kind of Republicans who just a year ago didn’t want us to debate and push for the wall funding when we had the majority in both the House and the Senate.
“In fact, after Chuck Schumer had shut down the government, because he said amnesty was more important than funding the government and we had that big omnibus spending bill, that’s when we should have done this.
“So, I think that it’s kind of interesting. Those same Republicans who were against fighting for it back then are the same ones who are criticizing the president now for his executive order.”