This week, there was a hearing in Congress on the Biden border crisis. Liberal Democrat Ted Lieu of California took issue with the name of the hearing. He insisted that there has been a crisis at the southern border for fifty years.
That is not – however – what he said when Trump was president.
Lieu’s opinion on the issue seems to change depending on who he can blame and who he wants to defend.
Ted Lieu Said the Border Has Always Been a Crisis. Guess What He Said During Trump.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) stated during the House Judiciary Committee hearing about the border crisis on Wednesday that the southern border has always been in crisis, going back at least 50 years, but he sang a different tune when Donald Trump was president.
“This hearing is titled Biden’s Border Crisis.’ That is completely wrong. It is not Biden’s border crisis. This has been a crisis for over half a century,” he said.
.@RepTedLieu: This hearing is titled “Biden’s Border Crisis.” That is completely wrong. It is not Biden’s border crisis. This has been a crisis for over half a century. pic.twitter.com/CrTw2zO7nq
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) February 1, 2023
Now, let’s look at what Lieu said about the border when Trump was president:
Dear @realDonaldTrump: Some facts.
-There is no big crisis at the border
-Violent crime dropped last year
-Property crime dropped last year
-Studies show immigrants, both documented and undocumented, commit less crimes than native born Americans
Time to stop the #TrumpShutdown https://t.co/f5Dnf9adED
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 22, 2018
Does this look like we are having a “national emergency”? NO. There is no crisis at the southern border that would warrant a government shutdown.
Mr. President: Reopen our government.@POTUS @realDonaldTrump #TrumpShutdown https://t.co/a37ms6lNc4
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 16, 2019
Ted Lieu’s chief of staff tweeted this in 2019:
We don’t have a border crisis – we have a constitutional crisis.#FakeEmergency pic.twitter.com/TqDEpifl04
— Marc Cevasco (@mcevasco) February 25, 2019
Democrats don’t care about the truth. They care about the preservation of their power.
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