During a recent interview on Fox News, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called out Democratic leaders who strongly oppose strict border laws.
Sanders pointed out President Donald Trump’s commitment to protect the border and the immigration system.
“The president is committed to making sure that one way or another, whether it is through Congress or other measures, that we protect our borders,” Sanders said.
She also brought up what she believed was hypocrisy by Democrats, claiming that they have changed their opinion on immigration to a more open approach.
“He’s looking at a number of different ways in order to do that,” said Sanders. “But frankly, it’s sad that Democrats have changed their position so much. If you look back, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Biden, Obama, all of these individuals in the past have supported border security.”
Recently, Trump released a video on Twitter about his commitment to keeping the borders strong and explaining that he did not want a government shutdown.
Let’s not do a shutdown, Democrats – do what’s right for the American People! pic.twitter.com/bZg07ZKQqo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2018
The press secretary explained what she meant by addressing bills that they have supported in the past.
“In fact, Chuck Schumer even said in a public statement that illegal immigration is wrong. Yet now that this president is championing the fight and trying to do what’s right, you have Democrats that simply just won’t join in that effort,” Sanders said. “They voted for it 2006, they voted for wall funding and now they have changed their minds. Democrats have got to decide if they love our country more than they hate this president and so far we have seen no indication that there are willing to do that.”