Schumer called out for BS on amnesty: The moment the GOP wins House? How dumb does he think we are?

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, is evidently a hypocrite whose views on core issues appear to change as often as the weather.

The proof lies in the glaring contrast between what he says these days about illegal migration, and what he used to say about it roughly a decade ago.

Flashback to 2009, when he delivered an anti-illegal migration speech at Georgetown University.

Listen:

Chuck Schumer on Immigration, 2009

“Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple… People who enter the United States without our permission are illegal aliens and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the U.S. legally.” – Senator Chuck Schumer, 2009

Posted by GOP on Thursday, June 21, 2018

“Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple. Until the American people are convinced that we will stop future flows of illegal immigration, we will make no progress on dealing with the millions of illegal immigrants who are here now, and on rationalizing our system of legal immigration,” he said.

Now fast-forward to this past Wednesday, when he said the exact opposite while speaking outside the Capitol.

Listen:

“Immigrants make us stronger now more than ever. We’re short of workers. We have a population that is not reproducing on its own with the same level that it used to,” he said.

“The only way we’re going to have a great future in America is if we welcome and embrace immigrants — the ‘dreamers’ and all of them, because our ultimate goal is to help the ‘dreamers’ but get a path to citizenship for all 11 million or however many undocumented there are here,” the flip-flopping Senate leader added.

So what gives?

Speaking on Fox News’s “The Five” this Thursday, the co-hosts sought to determine the answer:

Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. initiated the discussion by suggesting that perhaps Schumer was just purposefully throwing out a grossly inflated initial negotiation offer.

“What I hope that Sen. Schumer was doing there was perhaps throwing out a pie-in-the -sky idea with the hopes that that’ll bring people to the table to figure out how we get an answer,” he said.

Continuing his commentary, Ford stressed though that no negotiations on illegal migrants should occur until the border is first fully secured.

“I said it yesterday. I’ve said it many times on the show. Build a wall. You send more judges, you put more ICE there, you may have to change some personnel in the Biden administration to be able to get some of this done, but we have to secure the border for national security reasons before we can have any conversation about more workers in this country. But until we secure the border, we’re not going to be able to build a coalition in Congress in the Senate to do all this,” he said.

His remarks prompted co-host Jeanine Pirro to ask whether Democrats even possess enough power — they currently control the Senate by an extraordinarily slim margin — to push through amnesty in the first place.

Fellow co-host Jesse Watters replied by stating he doesn’t think they can pull off “lame-duck amnesty.” Of course, that begs the question, then why waste time talking about it in the first place? Watters had a theory.

“They had both chambers under Barack Obama. They had both chambers under Joe Biden. Why didn’t they do immigration reform then? The minute Republicans take the House, then they want to do amnesty?” he said.

“What does that tell you? It tells you they don’t want to solve the problem. They want to campaign on the problem. And they want to paint Republicans as anti-Hispanic. That’s what this is. It’s just a political game,” he added.

Republicans did indeed just take the House, though they won’t officially take over until January.

Continuing his remarks, Watters then addressed Schumer’s complaints about the U.S. population “not reproducing” fast enough.

“If Americans aren’t having babies, why can’t we just have more babies? Why do we have to bring in foreigners to have the babies that we won’t have? Maybe we just get off our iPhones and dim the lights, judge,” he said to Pirro.

Speaking next, co-host Dana Perino slammed Schumer’s recent statement as irresponsible and also took note of his flip-flopping.

“I think that Schumer’s being super irresponsible, and you can see how he’s had several different positions on the issue over time. And saying that you want to do amnesty without actually addressing the current border problem ensures that you will not get a legislative solution. And you know that Biden can’t do a executive order to try to fix it because we know that will end up unconstitutional as well,” she said.

Which again begs the question, why pursue amnesty right now?

Concluding the discussion, co-host Greg Gutfeld turned back to Watters’ theory.

“[Schumer] says amnesty for all because he knows that’s not a compromise. He actually doesn’t want it. He’s not going anywhere near halfway,” he said.

Gutfeld also addressed Schumer’s “points.”

“His two points are kind of interesting. A declining population. That’s true. And also the desire for cheap labor. Democrats love cheap labor. Who can forget slavery? So I think that’s where he’s coming from,” he said.

“And by the way, the reason why this [problem] was created [was] people don’t need to work anymore because of stimulus. You talk to people in the hotel industry. You talk to people in the bars. There aren’t people showing up for work anymore because they don’t have to,” he added.

In other words, Schumer is proposing a “temporary solution” to a problem his own party created.

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