Reid issues statement following POTUS noting his past support for ending birthright citizenship: pic.twitter.com/FOujLneHak
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 31, 2018
There are plenty of problems with Reid’s statement. But this one might be the biggest of them all:
Reid says that “immediately” after he proposed the bill in 1993 his wife sat him down and set him straight. Except here’s an op-ed he wrote in the Los Angeles Times more than a year later pushing the same legislation. https://t.co/3TLmyvbrbF https://t.co/K9RwmZGs3i
— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) October 31, 2018
Taxpayers simply cannot continue to sustain new populations the size of San Diego or the state of Nevada every year. California is sending up the red flag tat Washington should heed.Unprecedented demands are being placed on job markets, schools, hospitals, police, social safety nets, infrastructure and natural resources. Unlimited new arrivals pressuring these systems threaten to overwhelm them.
Our doors should remain open, but only wide enough to admit those to whom we can realistically offer opportunity and security. To leave the door unguarded is to create an environment in which no one can live securely and peacefully. And so I am sponsoring a bill in the Senate to reduce immigration-legal and illegal.
Most politicians agree that illegal immigration should end. My legislation would double border patrols and accelerate the deportation process for criminals and illegal entrants. But many lawmakers feel that lowering legal immigration is too dicey. This is a cop-out.
— 138 (@kander23682368) October 31, 2018
Yeah but right after that….totes changed his mind! https://t.co/s1VbQInj9U
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) October 31, 2018
Oh, we’re sure he did.
It's possible Harry Reid is a born liar. Just possible. https://t.co/8waWAp8FvY
— Beto O'Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) October 31, 2018
We’d say it’s pretty damn likely.