President Trump wants to build a wall on the southern border to keep America from absorbing the devastating impacts caused by illegal aliens crossing into the country. However, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi thinks the problem could be solved with a lawn mower.
In an interview with The Arizona Republic, the California Democrat said while she is no proponent of building a wall, she believes there are some sure steps to take in decreasing illegal crossers, the strangest being “mowing the grass” at the site to remove hiding places:
“I’m not the wall’s biggest advocate in Congress, but I do know that representatives in the House and senators in that body from the border areas have some serious objection to a wall, because they know how detrimental it can be to the community trade, to all the other aspects of a border.
“But, again, let’s sit down and talk this through and see what makes sense, not some commitment to a promise that we’re going to build a wall and Mexico’s going to pay for it — that’s never going to happen.
“Let’s talk about where a more serious structure might be necessary, where fencing will do or mowing the grass so that people can’t be smuggled through the grass — that’s something. Levies, technology, personnel.”
Climbing down from her John Deere tractor, Pelosi said it’s not fair to punish illegal aliens for violating immigration laws, or simply because they “may have overstayed a welcome,” as quoted by The Washington Times.
Pelosi accused the Trump administration of being on the “path” of deporting illegal aliens and said the president is using “the discussion of a wall as a distraction.”
Using these tactics just so we can deport illegals is “not who we are as a country,” Pelosi said.