Steve Scalise is a no-nonsense kind of person.
Even after getting shot, he returned to work, stronger than ever.
So if a gunman didn’t slow him down, I don’t think Nancy Pelosi will either.
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Take a look at what he had to say to the new Speaker Pelosi about her plan to fund abortions but not the Wall:
And here's more, from Fox News:
We need to secure our border. There have been many words spoken about the funding fight to do this, but consider these: “The bill before us would certainly do some good. It would authorize some badly needed funding for better fences and better security along our borders that should help stem some of the tide of illegal immigration in this country.”
No, that statement wasn’t made by a Republican. It was a speech given by then-Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois in 2006, when 26 Senate Democrats – including Obama and Sens. Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer of New York – voted for The Secure Fence Act, which allocated $50 billion over 25 years for 700 miles of fencing along the border.
That’s right. Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer voted for 10 times more funding than President Trump is requesting now to secure our border. What has changed Democrats’ recognition that our southern border needs to be secured? Two words: President Trump.
From the day President Trump took office, Democrats have vowed to oppose him at every turn in an effort to appease their radical-left base, putting the politics of obstruction over the security of our country.
There’s been no better example of that than the current partial government shutdown.
Last month, House Republicans acted to keep our government open and our country safe. We passed a bill to continue government funding and provide the full $5.7 billion President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security said is necessary to secure our border.
Yet Senate Democratic Leader Schumer – who voted for border security funding in 2006 – blocked our bill from being considered in the Senate, choosing open borders over an open government.
From the day President Trump took office, Democrats have vowed to oppose him at every turn in an effort to appease their radical-left base, putting the politics of obstruction over the security of our country. There’s been no better example of that than the current partial government shutdown.
But the time for political games is over. Lives are at stake. An illegal immigrant who crossed our southern border in Arizona is accused of murdering California police officer Ronil Singh just last month.
Singh was an immigrant himself who came here legally from Fiji seeking the American Dream. Corporal Singh leaves behind a wife and 5-month-old son.
The crime caused by open borders has to stop. According to the Homeland Security Department, over 17,000 criminals were apprehended at the border last year, many smuggling drugs that fuel the opioid crisis plaguing our country.
Last year alone, the department prevented more than 3,700 known or suspected terrorists from traveling to or entering into the United States. Just last year!
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents also saved over 900 children from human trafficking and sexual assault last year.
Since President Trump took office, ICE agents have made over 235,000 arrests of illegal immigrants with criminal records. These include more than 4,000 homicides and 27,000 sex crime offenses. And today, we are averaging nearly 2,100 illegal crossings per day at the southern border.
Scalise has been very consistent on this issue.
Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) made the following statement today after the House voted to pass H.J.Res. 43, using the Congressional Review Act to strike down an Obama administration policy that forces states to fund abortion providers:
"I am glad the House took strong action to ensure that states are not forced to fund abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.
“Hardworking taxpayers should not be forced to pay for abortion providers, and our legislation repeals this harmful Obama rule and restores the rights of states to make their own decisions on how to distribute Title X funding in a way that best serves the needs of their constituents.
“The House’s action today will allow states to better direct funding to community health centers that provide quality care for women without using taxpayer dollars to fund abortion, and I urge the Senate to act quickly to put this legislation on President Trump's desk so we can once again protect innocent life while also ensuring better healthcare."