House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being called out as the wives of numerous Border Patrol agents invite her to the border to witness the constant work being done by Customs and Border Protection agents.
One voice among many, Jill Demanski made herself known when she wrote a letter to Pelosi in an attempt to get the prominent Democrat to recognize the severity of the situation and the need for a physical barrier.
“We, the wives of the [Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol], would like to cordially invite you to come visit McAllen, Texas, as President Trump did. We would like to show you around! You don’t need to bring any security detail. Our husbands and significant others are actually very good at their jobs, thank goodness. […] We’d also appreciate if you’d stop pretending that you care about federal workers. If you did, you would care for their safety, not just their paychecks. We can hold out a while longer if it means our husbands and communities are safe,” Demanski wrote.
Doubtful that a single letter would be enough, Demanski redoubled her efforts with an interview on “Fox & Friends” where she was joined by Renea Perez, also the wife of a Border Patrol agent.
In the interview the wo expressed their concerns for the safety of their loved ones. Perez shared how her husband has frequently encountered large groups of migrants while he was by himself. She explained that a solid wall would expose migrants before they cross and allow agents to converge before the migrants escaped into the United States.
“I don’t think it’s fair that they’re asking one or two agents to handle groups of hundreds of people crossing over at one time,” Demanski added. “[…] We don’t think it shows that they are worried about our agents’ safety.”
Demanski also attempted a different angle, pointing out that “it is not President Trump that is necessarily asking for the wall. Border Patrol and our agents and experts here have been asking for it for years.”
All good reasons to fund the wall, here’s hoping they can just get Pelosi to understand them.