When Donald Trump gave his televised address the other day, he tried to cast the situation at the Mexican border as a “humanitarian crisis.” That’s the new line, that the Democrats don’t care about immigrants or they would adopt policies to discourage them from trying to come here. RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel is dutifully adopting that line:
Chuck & Nancy need to stop their political games & address the border crisis:
*1 in 3 migrant women are sexually assaulted on the journey northward
*50 illegal migrants a day are referred for emergency medical care
*CBP rescues 4,300 people a year who are in danger & distress
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 11, 2019
And she’s right, it truly IS a humanitarian crisis. But you treat a humanitarian crisis by treating the humans caught up in it, by helping them, not by tear gassing them and taking their children away. Sorry, Republicans, you don’t get to have it both ways. Is it a beleaguered group of desperate, sick people coming here seeking safety or is it an “invasion” of “rapists and murderers” and “unknown Middle Eeasterners” intent on committing terrorism and destroying our way of life? Pick one, because they can’t both be true.