Congresswoman Lauren Boebert criticizes ‘Open Borders Pelosi’ over security fencing around Capitol

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Outspoken Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has taken House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to task on the subject of fencing around the Capitol, in light of Pelosi’s support of porous borders.

In her weekly press conference on July 8, 2021, Pelosi was asked:

“On Capitol security, have you been briefed at all on the ‘Justice for J6’ rally that’s planned for September 18, and if so, are you concerned that this could be a replication of January 6?”

The Justice for J6 rally is an event intended to show support for the nearly 600 demonstrators who are facing federal charges after being arrested after the events at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Pelosi responded:

“Well, I, I, there are some briefings going on, at the appropriate level, to the committee of jurisdiction in our House, which is House Administration, and then we will be briefed after that.

“I’ll have an announcement about that, but I don’t want to say it right here, because it involves other people, in terms of briefing and knowledge of what is going on.”

 

Another reporter asked a followup question, saying:

“Are you planning to re-erect the fence, re-install the fence?  Do you have a view on that?”

Pelosi initially responded:

“Not necessarily, no.”

But next, apparently nevertheless hinting that the fence would indeed be installed again, Pelosi responded:

“We intend to have the integrity of the Capitol be intact.”

She continued:

“I’m not going into any specifics in that regard.”

Congresswoman Lauren Boebert tweeted a response to Pelosi’s statements, pointing out the hypocrisy inherent in Pelosi’s stance on open borders versus her intent to “have the integrity of the Capitol be intact.”

Boebert wrote:

“Open Borders Nancy Pelosi is getting ready to put the Capitol Fence back up.

“Nothing says “The People’s House” quite like razor wire.”

According to information obtained by the Associated Press, it does appear that Pelosi’s hinted Capitol fence reconstruction will come to fruition before the rally on September 18.

The Associated Press reported on September 8, 2021, that an anonymous source “familiar with the discussions” had tipped them off to plans by law enforcement to reinstall fencing.

The AP article stated:

“A security plan that is being finalized calls for a fenced perimeter on the streets immediately surrounding the Capitol building and the Supreme Court, though not around the congressional office buildings nearby, said the person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity ahead of an official announcement.”

Another anonymous source of the Associated Press, a House Democratic aide, reportedly informed the AP that “[t]he Capitol Police formally requested the fence to the board that oversees it, and it is likely to be approved.”

The AP also reported that Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) stated in an interview:

 “I wouldn’t be surprised to see the fence go up.” 

She added:

“The preparations are certainly going to be more than they were on Jan. 6.”

This is certainly not the first time Congresswoman Boebert has taken to social media over the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis.

In just the last two weeks alone, she has addressed several concerns with immigration.

For example, on September 4, she tweeted:

“Even the mainstream media is now admitting that the Biden regime has done a horrible job at vetting the people he allowed into America & that the whole situation is a disaster.

“They’ve already found people with terror ties.

“This is a crisis waiting to happen!”

On September 2, Boebert drew attention to the humanitarian crisis of missing children, saying:

“Even Mark Greenberg, who oversaw unaccompanied minors under the Obama regime, calls Biden’s situation “dismaying”.

“One in three children who illegally crossed our border are unaccounted for.

“WHERE ARE THESE KIDS, JOE?”

Also, on September 7, Boebert wrote:

“Border Patrol encountered 212,672 illegals in July at the border. 

“This is a 420% increase from last July.”

“Combine that with the unvetted Afghan migrant crisis.

“We have absolutely no idea who lives among us in our nation.”

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In July 2021, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert took a cardboard cutout of Kamala Harris on a field trip to the southern border.

Here is our report on that:

Watch: Rep. Boebert brings cardboard cutout of Harris to southern border since Harris refuses to make the trip

WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Tuesday, June 8th, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) released a video highlighting that Vice President Kamala Harris (D) has yet to visit the U.S.-Mexico southern border since being told by President Joe Biden (D) that it was to be her responsibility to oversee the border crisis. 

According to reports, Boebert was recently in McAllen, Texas with a delegation when she created the video depicting the Colorado congresswoman walking along the border carrying a cardboard cutout of Harris in lieu of the vice president’s real life visit. 

In an interview that aired on the morning of June 8th on NBC’s Today Show, Harris was pressed about why she has yet to visit the U.S.-Mexico border. Lawmakers from both parties have been urging her to go since being tapped as the border czar by Biden. Harris responded by saying:

“And I haven’t been to Europe. And I mean, I don’t understand the point that you’re making. I’m not discounting the importance of the border.”

Harris just wrapped up a three-day visit to Guatemala and Mexico where she allegedly sought to “focus on the root causes” of migration from Central America to the United States. In her response above, she again claimed that she is focused on solving the border problem “at its source.”

In Boebert’s video, she states:

“You can’t just hear about what’s happening. You have to come down here to see for yourself to really understand the devastating reality at our southern border. So, I brought Kamala down to see exactly what this regime is responsible for with their manmade crisis.”

Boebert’s video is one of numerous instances of Republicans as well as some Democrats, calling on the vice president to make a trip to the southern border to witness the realities of the crisis firsthand. 

Instead, Harris’s first trip as Biden’s “border point person” was a two-day trip to Guatemala and Mexico, two nations where illegal immigrants often originate. Asked by a reported in Guatemala about the questions and criticisms Harris has faced over the ongoing calls for her to visit the U.S. border, she said:

“I came here to be here on the ground to speak with the leader of this nation around what we can do in a way that is significant, is tangible, and has real results and I will continue to be focused on that kind of work as opposed to grand gestures.”

In her video, Boebert lists statistics that sum up what is happening at the southern border. She said:

“Illegal aliens crossing the border, that’s up. Sex offenders crossing the border, that’s up. Drug trafficking, gun smuggling, human smuggling, that’s up.”

On Tuesday, June 8th, during a White House briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that she “expects” Harris will travel to the border “at some point,” but said the vice president is currently focused on addressing root causes of migration in Central American. Psaki said:

“What her focus as been, what the assignment is specifically, is to work with leaders in the Northern triangle. She’s on a trip doing exactly that, exactly what the President asked her to do.”

Yet, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported that their agency is encountered more than 101,000 illegal immigrants in February, more than 173,000 in March, and more than 178,000 in April. 

Those monthly totals represent a 175 percent increase, a 403 percent increase, and a 944 percent increase over last year’s totals. In her video, Boebert said:

“You know what’s not up at the southern border? Respect for law and order, funding for our Border Patrol and where is the media to cover this crisis? More than 70 days ago, Biden named cackling Kamala as the border czar, but she hasn’t done a single thing to protect the American people.”

At the end of the video, Boebert propped up the cardboard cut out of Harris and said:

“Now, Kamala, I want you to stand here and look at what you’ve done.”

This video is the latest in a string of attention-grabbing moves from the outspoken congresswoman. In April, Boebert wrapped herself with a foil blanket during Biden’s joint address speech to illustrate conditions for unaccompanied illegal immigrant children in federal border facilities. 

In January, upon her arrival to Congress, Boebert released a video walking around Capitol Hill with the visual of a concealed gun to advocate for Second Amendment rights. 

 

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