Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez turned the tables on Fox News anchor Chris Wallace during a discussion on border security, using one of the newsmans own talking points against him.
Wallace asked Perez on Sunday whether his party could be cast as lax on illegal immigration because of opposition to President Donald Trumps declaration of a national emergency to build his promised border wall.
But Perez said the facts belie that, and emphasized its possible to have secure borders and the rule of law.
Thats what we have fought for, Perez he told Wallace, citing the Fox hosts interview last week with right-wing White House policy adviser Stephen Miller. You correctly pointed out that there has been no factual circumstance where the president asked for x, Congress said no, and the president went ahead and did it.
Wallace noted during his interview with Miller that Trumps justification for the emergency was unprecedented and questioned whether it was an abuse of power to access funds without congressional approval.
Wallace conceded that Perezs case was solid.
I hate it when people turn my own words against me, he said. Well played, Mr. Chairman.
The president returned to immigration fearmongering in a tweet Monday, warning, Drugs, Gangs and Human Trafficking must be stopped!
Plenty of arrests, convictions and guilty pleas have happened. And not one of them had anything to do with Russia or Trump or collusion. They were miscellaneous by-product and offal on Mueller's rabid and thoroughly failed witch hunt.
You believe no arrests, convictions, guilty pleas or wrong doings have gone on. What? Where are you getting that from?
I cant list them, but I know Trump chose some low quality personalities to put into positions of trust. But choosing poorly and getting it wrong on some appointments is not an impeachable offense.
I really thought the biggest accusations against Trump were the Russia collusion accusations. That would have been impeachable. But there is nothing there. No evidence, only accusations based on belief. The Russia collusion narrative has now been exposed to be more like a religious argument. It requires blind faith, a deeply held commitment to tow the company line, and shared talking points to try to influence others.
Politics on both sides is like a cult. Shouldnt we all try to not be cult followers?