Look who’s talking

Who said this?

“Our borders have overflowed with illegal immigrants placing tremendous burdens on our criminal justice system, schools and social programs. The Immigration and Naturalization Service needs the ability to step up enforcement.

“Our federal wallet is stretched to the limit by illegal aliens getting welfare, food stamps, medical care and other benefits often without paying any taxes.

“Safeguards like welfare and free medical care are in place to boost Americans in need of short-term assistance. These programs were not meant to entice freeloaders and scam artists from around the world. Even worse, Americans have seen heinous crimes committed by individuals who are here illegally.”

No, not Donald Trump. Those words were in a press release from the office of Harry Reid in August 1993 under the headline: “Our Federal Wallet Stretched To Limit By Illegal Aliens Getting Welfare. Even worse, Americans have seen heinous crimes committed by individuals who are here illegally.”

Now Harry is calling Trump disgusting for saying that some illegal aliens are criminals and rapists.

“I’ve heard the comments. They’re distasteful, disgusting and frankly, I’m terribly disappointed that my Republican colleagues here in leadership positions in the Senate and those running for president have basically kept their mouths shut,” Reid told reporters. “I think that’s unfortunate, and I think that speaks of where the Republican Party is today.”

Pot meet kettle.

Harry Reid talks to reporters. (Getty Images via The Hill)

See the video of his floor speech in September of 1993.

 

 

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6 comments on “Look who’s talking

  1. noodle35 says:

    You need to copy Trump if you haven’t already done so.

    Regards

    Jim Gregory

    * jim@weststates.org

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hell, Harry can’t remember yesterday…

  3. Vernon Clayson says:

    I think anonymous is on the mark but it doesn’t explain how his handlers didn’t catch this. There is the possibility that they don’t care about past comments and history, 1993, when was that, it’s just for today’s news cycle and for Harry Reid today’s news cycle is about Obama’s immigration policies.

  4. Winston Smith says:

    Political correctness is the perfect weather vane…

  5. Steve says:

    “whether” not “weather”……

  6. Bruce Feher says:

    Harry speak with forked tongue…..

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