Fiery 'No Illegal Alien Left Behind': Malkin Says Left Wants to Use Census as 'Power Grab'
Michelle Malkin called out the left for resisting the Trump administration's decision to ask 2020 census respondents if they are citizens of the United States.
At least 12 states announced they will file lawsuits against the administration, arguing the measure would be unlawful and would jeopardize the accuracy of the census.
"Only in America does a country get sued for asking who's in it. It is complete insanity," Malkin, a CRTV host, said on "Fox & Friends."
She said this is all a "power grab" by the left, as the census results are used to determine federal spending, as well as the number of congressional seats allocated to each state for the next decade and the number of electoral votes available from each state.
"More people, more seats. And if you can count illegal aliens as part of that, it's 'no illegal alien left behind.' That's what we're really talking about here," Malkin said.
Leftists' Census strategy: No Illegal Alien Left Behind. https://t.co/hIWSL59c86
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 28, 2018
She noted that the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill -- which she dubbed the "omni-bust the budget bill" -- actually increased the Census Bureau's budget to $3 billion.
"Hopefully it will not be used as a plundering slush fund for those left-wing groups that oppose this administration at every step."