Rogers: Democrats Continue to Play Politics with Migrant Lives, Appease Radical Left
|WASHINGTON – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, today released a statement on House Democrats’ continued refusal to compromise on the border crisis:
“For months, Republicans have been sounding the alarm about the unacceptable and highly concerning conditions at the border. Conditions have now deteriorated so much that House Democrats are finally willing to acknowledge there is a crisis that only Congress can fix. But rather than allowing a vote on a supplemental that passed the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support, House Democrats are continuing to play politics with migrant lives. To appease the radical left in their caucus, House Democrats have filled the Senate plan with poison pills.
“This proposal undermines the Department of Defense’s mission at the border. With more than 50 percent of border patrol agents pulled off the line to process and care for migrants, these troops play a critical role in managing the crisis. Further, it cuts funding for overtime pay, a slap in the face to our exhausted and hard-working law enforcement officers. This partisan gamesmanship must stop — migrant lives hang in the balance.”