By Jon Dougherty
(NationalSentinel) Republicans in Congress who are supportive of POTUS Donald Trump’s efforts to secure the border, build a wall, and close asylum loopholes are becoming increasingly frustrated with House majority Democrats who parade the same witnesses from immigration-related federal agencies time and time again without actually introducing legislation to address the problems.
One of them — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) vented his angst last week, challenging Democrats to either put up or shut up when it comes to the issue.
At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday titled â€œOversight of Family Separation and U.S. Customs and Border Protection” — which was really just another opportunity for Democrats to bash U.S. immigration officials and the Trump administration, hence the hearing’s title — Collins ignored his prepared statement and instead chastised Democrats for their failure to meaningfully address the situation.
Collins, the panel’s Ranking Member, began reading from his remarks before putting his paper down and saying, â€œLook, Iâ€™m gonna stop. Iâ€™m not going to read this.â€ Instead, he proceeded to recount how the Democrat-controlled committee, along with others in the House, are doing nothing but staging political theater on behalf of their far-Left faction when it comes to border security.
“You know what is dehumanizing?â€ Collins asked, responding to a statement made earlier by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), who complained about the administration’s border enforcement policies. â€œContinuing to bring the same witnesses or the same people from the same agencies to talk about this over and over and over again. Whatâ€™s dehumanizing is doing that and not doing anything about it.â€
“My Democratic colleagues have ideas. I may disagree with those ideas, but put a bill up!â€ Collins continued. â€œI have a bill. Put mine up. Make amendments to it. Do whatever you want to do. Thatâ€™s what Congress is supposed to do.â€
Collins continued to lambast Lofgren, taking her to task over her remarks that the White House isn’t “competent and capable” enough to deal with the immigration/migrant crisis, noting that “what a competent and capable [House] majority would do is actually put a bill forward.”
“We’re having ‘bash the administration’ time, ‘bash the president’ time — that’s all this is,” he went on.
Collins also referred to Lofgrenâ€™s remarks saying the Trump administration was not â€œcompetent and capableâ€ in dealing with the crisis by saying that â€œwhat a competent and capable [House] majority would do is actually put a bill forward.â€
“And the folks in this audience, Iâ€™m glad youâ€™re here; weâ€™re trying to work on a problem, but donâ€™t accept another hearing,â€ Collins said. â€œAccept some answers; accept some bills being put forward. Donâ€™t be fooled again.”
He also had a message for the witnesses who were again called by Democrats to ‘testify.’
â€œNo offense to our witnesses,â€ Collins went on. â€œWeâ€™ve heard your statements already before. So I donâ€™t know whatâ€™s going to move us this time that didnâ€™t move us last time.
â€œThis is becoming, unfortunately, a committee of press releases,â€ Collins went on. â€œDehumanizing is taking people you say you care about but doing nothing for them. Thatâ€™s dehumanizing!â€
It’s been obvious for some time that Democrats have become the “open borders” party and are not serious at all about ‘fixing’ legal loopholes or improving up border security.
A fed up @RepDougCollins puts down his remarks at yet another House hearing about the border crisis: "I'm not reading this."
What's truly dehumanizing about the crisis he says, is talking about the problem "over & over & over again" and "not doing anything about it."
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