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Hillary Clinton Has No Idea What She's Talking About

Jenny Beth Martin | October 17, 2022 | 10:04am EDT
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Hillary Clinton has no idea what she’s talking about. 

Appearing recently on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the former secretary of state and two-time presidential candidate spoke about the problems posed by illegal immigration, and revealed that she has spent her years out of government service finding ways to remain totally out of touch with what’s actually happening on the issue. 

“Joe,” she said, “you have laid out the craziness of the time in which we’re living, where some politicians would rather not only have an issue, but exacerbate it, to the extent of, literally, human trafficking, as you said, and so many other Americans, I happen to believe, still, the majority of Americans, are good hearted and generous, and when people end up on their doorstep in need, they’re going to respond, they’re going to feed them, and house them, and the kids in the AP Spanish class are going to be let out of high school so they can go and translate, you know, that’s the kind of American spirit that we try to celebrate at the Clinton Global Initiative.

"Let’s roll up our sleeves and get things done. Because, Joe, it is so clear that despite efforts, when I was in the Senate, and I think probably when you were in Congress, there was a lot of talk about immigration reform, and we kept trying to get close, and, in fact, the Senate, when I was there, we passed a bill to actually deal with this. Nobody wants open borders who has any idea of how governments and countries work, but nobody wants inhumane terrible treatment of human beings either.” 

There’s a lot to unpack in there, so let’s take it one at a time. 

First, Clinton affirms as “human trafficking” host Joe Scarborough’s earlier description of actions taken by Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida to transport illegal immigrants to blue-state “sanctuary cities” like New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and even Martha’s Vineyard.

In doing so, she ignores the fact that transporting illegal immigrants from the border towns where they were apprehended into interior areas of the country did not begin with Abbott and DeSantis, it began much earlier, when the Biden Administration began flying planeloads full of illegal immigrants to interior areas.  

Not only has the Biden Administration been flying planeloads of illegal immigrants away from border towns, it intends to continue doing so – and has asked the Congress for billions of dollars in funding to continue the program.  

Then, speaking of American citizens, Clinton said that “when people end up on their doorstep in need, they’re going to respond, they’re going to feed them, and house them …” In fact, that’s not at all what happened when 50 Venezuelans arrived in Martha’s Vineyard. Instead, the local Chamber of Commerce declared a “humanitarian crisis,” and someone immediately called the governor’s office – because within 24 hours of their arrival, the Governor of Massachusetts had ordered 125 National Guardsmen to the island community to help move the migrants to a nearby military installation.

So much for the island’s “hospitality.” 

Then Clinton closed with the killer: “Nobody wants open borders who has any idea of how governments and countries work, but nobody wants inhumane terrible treatment of human beings either.” 

Exactly what does she think is going on now? Anybody who’s been to the border in the last 20 months (that is, during the Biden presidency) – as I have – will tell you the border is open.

No one on our side of the border who’s tasked with trying to staunch the flow of illegal immigration believes the border is closed. Neither does anyone on the other side of the border, whether they’re the scum who run the drug cartels that traffic in sexual slavery and import the illegal drugs that kill our children and adults, or the government officials who take bribes to look the other way, or anyone thinking of trying to cross that border to come to America. 

And the “nobody wants inhumane terrible treatment of human beings either” tagline at the end is just galling, and incredibly insulting. Precisely how would she describe the treatment of victims of sexual slavery, or the people who died because of the illegal drugs imported by the cartels that control the border because of the Biden Administration’s refusal to secure the border? Is that not “inhumane?”  

Clinton’s appearance on “Morning Joe” is a good reminder of why she was a failed candidate for president. Twice. 

Jenny Beth Martin is Honorary Chairman of Tea Party Patriots Action.  

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