Rep. Smucker Statement on President Trump’s Border Security Address

January 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to the nation on border security on Tuesday:

“Democrats are showing that they are willing to say one thing and do another — and this time it’s with our national security. Democratic leaders have repeatedly said they support border security and even voted for tens of billions of dollars to fund a border fence under President Obama. But now that President Trump is supporting border security, the tables have turned. Border security is now deemed “wrong” and “immoral,” despite the fact that Democrats supported it under their own party’s president.

“Now it’s become apparent they are unwilling to compromise. They are uninterested in negotiating. Speaker Pelosi even jokingly admitted she would only give $1 to fund a border wall. Our border security isn’t a joke. It’s disappointing Democrats have decided to play a game with the safety of our nation and are putting politics over people.”