This is priceless…CNN’s Jake Tapper just went after Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw over Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to bus almost 1,000 undocumented migrants from the Texas border to New York City.
Didn’t Tapper ever hear “Don’t mess with Texas?”
Crenshaw drew fire by pointing out the hypocrisy of the Democrats who are complaining about the impact of a few thousand migrants in their cities. He noted that the number of undocumented migrants crossing the border into Texas illegally exceeds that number every day!
And Crenshaw made sure Tapper understood that the border crisis is not fair to law-abiding immigrants and asylum-seekers who are playing by the rules.
Tapper thought he would get the upper hand with his first comment/question: “There’s an immigration researcher at Syracuse who said that Abbott is doing these migrants, these undocumented individuals, a favor and ‘practically ensuring that these migrants will be allowed to stay in the country because immigration judges in New York tend to be more lenient than immigration judges in Texas.’ What do you make of this stunt, this move, whatever you want to call it by Abbott?” Tapper asked Crenshaw.
But Crenshaw countered beautifully, “He’s sending a message,” Crenshaw said of Abbott. “There’s no secret there, right? This isn’t a policy move. This is a move of desperation to get someone to pay attention to what we’re dealing with in Texas … which is why I support it.”
Crenshaw took to the offensive by reminding Tapper that there have been almost two million apprehensions just this year. He said most of those will end up staying in the country because of legal backlogs.
“What [Abbott] is doing, I think, is out of desperation, and it’s highly necessary because somebody has to solve this problem. This is an infringement on our sovereignty. It’s an infringement on our rule of law,” he added. “And you know what? It’s unfair and it’s immoral to the millions upon millions of good, law-abiding immigrants or asylum-seekers around the world that have no chance of getting into our system because of the backlog that people are creating because they’re geographically closer to the United States and they can just walk across. It’s not fair.”
I think this is when Tapper tapped out.