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Pelosi Calls 9/11 Terrorist Attack An “Incident”

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During comments to the media on immigration, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) referred to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, as an “incident.”

Pelosi was trying to convince the public that Democrats are stronger on border security than Republicans.

The Washington Times reports:

A discussion on the Trump administration’s immigration policies took a macabre turn when the California Democrat focused on the deadly terror attacks orchestrated by Osama bin Laden. Mrs. Pelosi claimed that Republicans were historically weaker on border security than Democrats because they balked on some of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations.

“We have a responsibility to protect our borders. All of our borders,” Mrs. Pelosisaid. “Let’s make no mistake about that. Democrats have been strong on that point. All of our borders. In fact, I said to some of you before, when we had the 9/11 incident and the commission was formed — and they made their recommendations — they made recommendations to protect America, but the Republicans would never take them up. And some of it was about our borders. The Republicans would never take them up.”

Comments by Pelosi were promptly criticized on Twitter:

Democrats are on the wrong side of the border security debate and Pelosi is trying to change that perception as the midterm elections approach.

A number of Democrats are calling for abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and oppose construction of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Fox News reports:

Some top mainstream Democrats, including U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, are embracing the goal of abolishing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency over its role in deporting illegal immigrants.

Congressional Democrats are also opposed to Trump’s signature issue of the border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, blocking any efforts in Congress to provide funding toward the project.

Meanwhile, Pelosi is facing pressure from some Democrats that are resisting her leadership.

CBS News reports:

Max Rose, the Democratic nominee in New York’s 11th Congressional District, told CBSN on Tuesday he will not cast his vote for the current House Democratic leader. Rose is running against Republican Rep. Dan Donovan in the only New York City congressional district President Trump won in 2016. Rose’s district encompasses Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn.

Asked if he would support Pelosi, Rose had a simple answer — “No.”

Most certainly, calling the 9/11 attacks an “incident” will not bolster Pelosi’s support with the American public or Democrats.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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