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Four Freshman Lawmakers Give No Love to Pelosi on $4.5B Emergency Border Funding

Omar of Minnesota, others bucked the House speaker

You could probably see this coming a mile away, in my view, and it will not be the last time — but four freshman representatives are showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that they will be a force to reckon with before the next election.

Pelosi made this bed, so she’s going to have to sleep in it.

If I feel sorry for anyone in this scenario, it’s the American voters. We are the ones who will suffer.

If these young lawmakers are not held accountable for their socialist ideas, they could very well end up becoming significant leaders in this country.

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) (shown above, beside Barack Obama), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) all voted against Pelosi’s leadership, which on Tuesday night pushed through $4.5 billion in emergency border funding for illegal immigrants (or, as Democrats and the opposition media call them, “the children” at the border).

Related: Democrats Finally Acknowledge America’s Border Crisis 

The 230-195 House vote for the funding now creates a showdown with the Senate on this issue.

Omar of Minnesota explained why she did what she did this way: “Throwing more money at the very organizations committing human rights abuses — and the very Administration directing these human rights abuses — is not a solution,” she said, as The Hill and others reported.

“This is a humanitarian crisis — a humanitarian crisis inflicted by our own leadership,” she added. “It’s also a refugee crisis fueled by state violence, corruption, and impunity in the Northern Triangle — one that this administration has only fueled through mass deportation and slashing aid.”

Pelosi had wanted the members of her party to support the legislation, claiming that any defections would only be a win for President Donald Trump.

Related: Ocasio-Cortez Shares ‘Staged’ Photos of Herself at Border

The speaker told her members behind closed doors this week, according to a “senior” Democratic aide: “Understand what we’re up against in the White House. The president would love for this bill to go down today. A vote against this bill is a vote for Donald Trump and his inhumane, outside-the-circle of civilized attitude toward the children.”

This emergency funding bill was supposed to help support the issues with the detaining of minors at the border while still ignoring the problems of a “full-blown” border crisis.

Democrats can’t seem to get around that idea that there is a major issue everywhere they turn.

And they are doing this to spite President Trump.

Related: Watch: Ilhan Omar Ducks the ‘Brother Marriage’ Question by Running Away

The bill passed, but these four socialists will use their dismissal of the bill later to hurt Pelosi’s leadership.

They’ve been watching Pelosi’s every move, and the speaker even defended these four women at times when they made substantial gaffes. She gave them more security and space to feel comfortable with making mistakes — while all they did was increase their followings on social media and increase their funds, too.

Pelosi has her work cut out for her.

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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