Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., on Monday said Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have “American blood” on their hands for not agreeing to provide President Donald Trump with $5 billion in border funding.
“Those Americans are dying either because they’ve been murdered by illegal aliens, vehicular homicides by illegal aliens, or the illegal narcotics that are shipped into our country by illegal aliens, and their drug cartels with the drug overdoses that are in the tens of thousands of lost American lives per year,” Brooks told WAAY TV, per The Washington Post.
“And so the question’s going to be, how much American blood do you have to have on the hands of Democrat leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer before they will help us with border security? Or is their craving for power such that they’re willing to accept the loss of American life?” Brooks added.
Trump wants $5 billion in funding for a border wall, but Democrats have scoffed at the amount.
Democrats on Monday pushed for passage of two bills: one that would fund the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 8 and another that would merge funding for the remaining six appropriation bills through Sept. 30, the end of the 2019 fiscal year.
There has been little contact between the White House and congressional Democrats for more than a week, and the partial government shutdown is on its 10th day with no end in sight.