Democrats in denial about the crisis on the border should have a day of reckoning

Byron York:
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the situation "a fake crisis at the border."

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called it "a crisis that does not exist."

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said, "There is no crisis at the border."

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries said, "There is no crisis at the border."

House Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Eliot Engel called the situation "a fake crisis at the border."

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said, "There is no crisis at the border."

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said, "We don't have a border crisis."

Rep. Lloyd Doggett called the situation "a phony border crisis."

Rep. Earl Blumenauer called it "a fake crisis at the border."

Rep. Sanford Bishop called it "a crisis that does not exist."

Reps. Jesus Garcia, Jose Serrano, Suzanne Bonamici, Donald Beyer, Pramila Jayapal, and Adriano Espaillat called it a "nonexistent border crisis."

Former congressman and current California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said, "There is no border crisis."

All are in public office and all have a say in determining policy. In the media, "Never Trump" Republicans, former Republicans, and other commentators have joined in.

Former Rep. Joe Scarborough, now with MSNBC, called the situation "an imaginary border crisis."

Former Bush White House official Nicolle Wallace, also with MSNBC, said "There's not a crisis."

Former Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol called the situation "a fake crisis."

GOP strategist Rick Wilson said, "There is no crisis on the border."

Former conservative talk radio host Charlie Sykes said, "There is no crisis at the border."

The Washington Post's Max Boot called the situation a "faux crisis."

The Post's Jennifer Rubin said, "There is no crisis at the southern border."

The Post's editorial board called it a "make-believe crisis."

And finally, lest anyone ignore the late-night Resistance, comedian Jimmy Kimmel called the situation "a fake border crisis."

Are 26 examples enough? There are plenty more, for those who care to look.

The situation at the border is so terrible in part because those in power, and those cheering them on in the media, have steadfastly resisted commonsense measures to reduce the flow of illegal migrants — the large majority of whom do not have a valid claim of asylum — across the border. The resulting paralysis in border policy encourages more migrants to come, making the situation worse by the day.
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They all should be ashamed and they all have responsibility for the failure to act to stem the tide.  They also have responsibility for failure to give the Border Patro the funding needed to deal with the influx of bogus asylum claims.  They have proposed nothing to stop the crisis.

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