Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is spinning the GOP talking point that Democrats don’t care about border security because they won’t shell out $5 billion for President Donald Trump’s border wall. CNN host Ana Cabrera flattened him with her fact-check.
“Democrats keep voting against all things that we hope will keep the country safer like sanctuary city reform, like ending chain migration,” the conservative claimed.
“That’s not true,” Cabrera replied. “That’s not true.”
“I’ve been around here long enough to remember in February, when the Democrats came forward and said we will give you $25 billion for border security in exchange for a pathway to citizenship for DACA,” she recalled.
Gaetz said Republicans aren’t willing to make a “deal” that gives amnesty for those children of immigrants who were forcibly brought to the United States as children.
Americans have indicated they do not want Donald Trump’s border wall, to the tune of a record-breaking 43 percent and Texans, in particular, don’t want the border wall. However, 83 percent of Americans do want DACA.
Watch the full discussion below:
‘Not surprised at all that the president sides with the white nationalists’: Native American Congresswoman
One of the first two Native America women blasted President Donald Trump for siding with white nationalists on Saturday.
Following the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in 2017, Trump claimed there were "fine people" on both sides when he defended the alt-Right and Neo-Nazi event.
Two years later, Trump has gone even further, blaming only the anti-fascist activists confronting far-right marching in Portland, Oregon in a way that reminds many of the invasion of Charlottesville.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) was asked about Trump's tweet by CNN's Ana Cabrera.
Heather Heyer’s mom says things have gotten worse since Charlottesville — but she has a solution
CNN's Ana Cabrera on Saturday interviewed Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer. Her daughter was murdered by a white nationalist terrorist during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.
"When you watch what’s happening in Portland, thankfully everything right now is peaceful, but does it sort of give you that knee-jerk reaction where your hackles kind of go up, just given everything your family has been through?" Cabrera asked.
"My hackles don’t really go down anymore," Bro replied. "I am constantly tracking these things around the country as they happen. Yeah, I think after two years ago, mine will never completely go down again."
Trump-loving “hate group” leader struggles to defend chauvinism during CNN interview on Portland chaos
Portland, Oregon on Saturday was the scene of another far-right mobilization by groups such as the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer.
Tarrio had traveled from Miami to take part in the far-right rally in Portland and appeared to be wearing body armor.