On Wednesday, Senator Chuck Schumer blasted President Trump for criticizing his support for the Diversity Visa Lottery Program. A program that allowed terrorist, Sayfullo Saipov, into the country seven years ago. In his harsh remarks, Schumer accuses the president of politicizing the attack.
“I guess it’s not too soon to politicize a tragedy,” Schumer wrote on Twitter. That response came after President Trump condemned the senator’s support for the controversial visa program. “The terrorist came into our country through what is called the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit-based,” the president said.
Additionally, Schumer attacked Trump’s leadership skills.
“President Bush in a moment of national tragedy understood the meaning of his high office… where is your leadership?”
“President Trump, instead of politicizing and dividing America, should be bringing us together and focusing on the real solution: anti-terrorism funding.”
First, President Trump is pointing out a fact not politicizing a tragedy. The visa program has been hotly contested by Republicans since its inception more than two decades ago.
Second, the bitter lawmaker was one of many Democrats to politicize the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
“What Congress can do; what Congress must do; is pass laws that keep our citizens safe,” Schumer said a day after the shooting.
“And that starts with laws that help prevent guns, especially the most dangerous guns, from falling into the wrong hands.”
The last, but certainly not least, problem with Schumer’s statement is regarding his anti-terrorism funding remark.
Why in the world should taxpayers funnel millions of dollars into this type of initiative, when they know it won’t solve the problem? The time to fight terrorism is before they enter the country not after they are here.
Stopping the problem before it hits home is what President Trump is doing with travel bans and immigration reforms. Efforts that Democrats, Schumer in particular, oppose time and time again. His voting history demonstrates his support for sanctuary cities and his opposition to immigration enforcement.
Perhaps he should spend less time virtue signaling and more time protecting American citizens.