What would you expect Ilhan Omar’s first concern to be in light of this crisis — the immunocompromised elderly? Retail and hospitality workers? Overworked nurses? Guess again.
And she’s not alone, either.
While most responsible Americans are concerned about the First, Second and Third-order consequences of this health crisis and the economic fallout of getting ahead of it, a few opportunistic Democrats have very different priorities.
They are looking for ways to leverage this crisis to push forward their favorite agendas.
We already saw Nancy Pelosi try to slip abortion funding into the emergency legislation.
Now we’re seeing Ilhan Omar showing her usual opposition to American sovereignty over its own borders.
Rep. Ilhan Omar led a letter calling for a suspension of interior immigration enforcement, a deportation freeze and a comprehensive plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in immigration detention facilities.
The letter was directed to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf. In the letter, it pointed out how even before the COVID-19 pandemic, detention facilities have been breeding grounds for illnesses.
The letter was signed by Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Debbie Dingell, Joseph P. Kennedy III, Barbara Lee, David E. Price, Raúl M. Grijalva, Scott Peters, Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr., Mark Takano, Mark Pocan, Judy Chu, Tony Cárdenas, Jan Schakowsky, and Eleanor Holmes Norton.
The letter proceeded the news that an ICE employee at the detention center in Elizabeth, N.J. tested positive for coronavirus. With detainees who have compromised immune systems, holding them in detention “may be literally a matter of life and death.”
A matter of ‘life and death’ is an interesting argument, seeing the Democrats’ scoffing indifference any time the topic of Angel Moms or victims of foreign-born criminals who are unlawfully in America comes up.
They care so deeply about the lives of SOME people.
Those ‘some’ people just happen to almost always be the ones they can exploit for their own political agendas.