Chuck Schumer fights hard for his constituents. Unfortunately, his constituents are illegal aliens and not the American taxpayers that foot the bill for his office and salary. He now wants president Trump to divert five billion dollars from building the border wall to pay for useless government programs on gun violence and white supremacy. He claims it comes down to the thirty people killed by dual shooters in El Paso and Dayton. He conveniently neglects to mention are the 77,000 people killed by illegal drugs or the 4,200 Americans killed every year by illegal aliens. The Dayton shooting had nothing to do with white supremacy. The shooter was a socialist — and a supporter of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Tuesday said he’ll ask President Trump to withdraw his request for $5 billion in border wall construction funds, and to instead use that money to battle gun violence and white-supremacist extremism following two deadly mass shootings this month.
Schumer’s office said he will formally petition the president to put the funding toward gun violence research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Homeland Security counterviolent extremism programs, FBI domestic-terrorism investigations and other programs.
“The dual scourges of gun violence and violent white supremacist extremism in this country are a national security threat, plain and simple, and it’s time the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress starting treating them as such,” Schumer said in a statement.
“Now Republicans and this administration need to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to addressing gun violence and stopping the rise of domestic terrorism, especially stemming from white supremacy,” the statement continued.
In February, Trump used a national emergency declaration to divert funding from the Pentagon for his long-promised border wall. He took that tack after Congressional Democrats refused to fund the project.