Comedy is all about timing, which is how Democrat Senator Kamala Harris made a laughingstock of herself this afternoon. Open borders activists’ fact-free hysteria built to a fever pitch this week. Former actor Peter Fonda threatened to “rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles.” My doppelganger Rachel Maddow pretended to cry on MSNBC. Senator Kamala Harris demanded, “This Administration must end the zero-tolerance policy, which has created this crisis. It can be reversed by the President right now.”
The contrived crisis centers around a 1997 consent decree, which Barack Obama among others enforced on a much larger scale to the silent acquiescence of now-hysterical Democrats. The Flores settlement prohibits the federal government from detaining illegal alien children with their parents for more than 20 days. Harris seemed to suggest that President Trump instruct his administration to keep illegal alien families together by ignoring Flores.
Democrats like Kamala should be careful what they wish for. Within an hour of Harris’s tweet, President Trump did precisely as she asked, instructing his deputies to find or build facilities that can hold illegal alien families together as the parents are prosecuted for their crime. Kamala could finally breathe easy—“crisis” averted!
But Kamala and her ilk weren’t satisfied. Like the dog that caught the car, Democrats never expected President Trump to pivot and instruct his administration to ignore Flores. When he did, they were left with no choice but to change their demands entirely. “This Executive Order doesn’t fix the crisis. Indefinitely detaining children with their families in camps is inhumane and will not make us safe,” tweeted Harris, just under four hours after demanding President Trump detain children with their families in camps.
The Executive Order forced Democrats to show their hand. They don’t care whether illegal alien families are detained together or in separate facilities while parents await prosecution. What Democrats really want is for the federal government to stop prosecuting illegal immigration altogether. Open borders mean hundreds if not one thousand future Democrat voters enter the country every single day.
Kamala’s right about one thing: President Trump’s executive order doesn’t fix the crisis. We need to stop illegal border crossings, end chain migration, deport criminals, and build a wall. But at least it forces Democrats to cut the crocodile tears.