Senator Jeff Sessions addressed Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson in Senate Hearings on the border crisis. Session tells Johnson directly, we have a humanitarian crisis which was created by a legal crisis.
That legal crisis was caused by a Johnson and Obama’s failure to “send a clear message throughout the world that you can only come to the United States lawfully, you cannot come unlawfully. In fact you send the message that conveys just the opposite. It’s unbelievable that the top law enforcement officer of our country is doing such a thing.”
Sessions reveals that he and Johnson have discussed this previously and the Senator has expressed his concern and hoped that things would have gotten better, but it’s gotten worse. Sessions says the first thing a law enforcement officer should seek to do is to create a climate that reduces lawlessness, not encourage it.
Senator Sessions cites the success of the border fence in San Diego at stemming criminal activity and immigration violations.
Sessions notes there has been no clear message to the world from Johnson stating that people “must not come illegally to America. He asks Johnson if he has said that any time recently.
Johnson goes into the typical rephrase and cherry picking method of not answering a question he doesn’t want to answer by saying he wants to consider every option. Johnson doesn’t appear to be having difficulty hearing, but that’s an uninteresting answer to a different question.
Sessions then reads from two Central American newspapers which describe the open border policy of the United States and quote the administration in their commitment not to deport illegals. One article describes the ease of the trip and the short 15 minute walk it involved, followed by turning themselves in to immigration for processing and relocation.
The senator presses Johnson again, on something that he has not even said, “this day, right here in this committee, do not come, it’s unlawful to come, you cannot come to the country without lawful permission. So I ask you again, are you prepared to say that to the whole world?”
Johnson once again rephrases the question into a form which he can more easily parse and does so, with Sessions allowing him to slip off of the hook. When Johnson sanitized his response to would he pledge to enforce the law and send illegals back, Johnson said he has “pledged numerous times to enforce the law senator, I do it every day.”
He still did not answer the question and it would have been a great time to press for a yes or no.
Sessions goes on to read a letter from one of Johnson’s deputies who understands the situation and wants to correct it. That deputy probably is headed for a night shift post in the Arizona desert somewhere for daring to speak the truth in the Obama/Johnson regime at DHS.
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