The Left will attempt to pull out everything in its arsenal to derail President Trump's plans to construct a border wall and ensure the safety of American citizens. The latest "obstacle," presented by Arizona congressman Raul Grijalva and the Center for Biological Diversity, is that birds and "numerous endangered species will be impacted" by the wall.
A suit filed demands construction of Trump's border wall be suspended pending an environmental impact study. MSNBC Live host Craig Melvin dedicated a segment to this lunacy, and brought on Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin to discuss the issue, which he characterized as an "unprecedented catastrophe."
It’s poised to cut through more than 1200 miles of habitat along the border between the United States and Mexico. There are over 90 threatened and critically endangered species that are in the crosshairs because of this wall. And we’ve got over 100 migratory birds that will be impacted from this wall.
The endangered Mexican gray wolf – only 133 individuals left of this iconic carnivore, this amazing canine. It’s head is on the chopping block and likely can fall to extinction.
The expanse of the jaguar, just now being restored into its habitat in Arizona, will likely be extirpated, pushed back towards the precipice of extinction, because of this disastrous wall.
Unfortunately Melvin did not ask Corwin the questions some in his audience would have liked to have heard asked, such as why not being able to commute into Arizona so “extirpates” the population of jaguars and Mexican gray wolves.
Corwin was also asked: "wouldn't [birds] just be able to fly over the wall?"
His reply will astound you.
“Certainly many animals that fly can migrate over that wall. But many animals actually stay quite low. Many of these animals – for example birds and bats – actually are passing close to the ground surface because they are heading towards plants for pollination, or seeds that they eat, or fruits.”
Clearly this is just another stall tactic engineered by the Left and there are plenty of useful idiots - we mean, environmentalists - to help the cause.