Freshman Congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, wants to get the Department of Homeland Security defunded for the absolute silliest reason. Democrats have made some crazy demands over the last couple of years but Omar is rising to the top of that pile by stating that the entirety of DHS needs to be defunded until TSA agents receive back pay.
Some subcontractors were inadvertently left out of back pay after the long partial shut down and the White House has been working to correct that. According to Ilhan Omar, that’s a good reason to completely defund things like ICE, Border Patrol, and yes… TSA.
That’s right, the very people she claims to be ‘fighting for’ she wants to defund. Even if she is new to the game she should know by now how broad DHS really is.
“When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress. Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.”
When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress.
While there have been growing calls from Democrats to abolish ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), there hasn’t been a strong demand to defund the entire Department of Homeland Security, which also includes the Transportation Safety Administration, Secret Service, Coast Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
But just an hour before calling for DHS to be defunded, as Fox News anchor Rob Schmidt points out, Omar tweeted her outrage on behalf of TSA workers in Minnesota who haven’t received back pay due to the recent partial government shutdown.
According to Daily Wire lawmakers were reaching a final deal to avoid another shutdown on Wednesday, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), chair of the subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, said that he didn’t believe the president would sign legislation providing back pay to federal contractors.
He added: “I guess federal contractors are different in his view than federal employees.”
But Smith is undeterred. Appearing on the Senate floor on Thursday, Smith lauded leaders of both parties for crafting legislation preventing another shutdown