Fiery 'This Was a Cave': Malkin Blasts McConnell After Loss in Border Wall Funding Battle
Michelle Malkin called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party for "caving" to Democrats on border security funding.
President Trump said last week he will let the government shut down if Congress fails to approve $5 billion in border security funding -- including for the wall -- but Democratic leaders refused to budge.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will consider a stopgap spending bill to avert a Dec. 21 shutdown. The measure will not include the $5 billion sought by Trump for the border wall, with McConnell citing the "reality of our political moment."
"I’m not gonna sugarcoat it. I'm not gonna spin it. I wish I could, but I can't," Malkin said on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday. "This was a cave. This was a blink. All you have to do is look at ... the exact, precise words that President Trump used. And now, look at what the White House is forced to do."
She said it's time to hold Republicans accountable, particularly McConnell (R-Ky), who she called out for not achieving comprehensive immigration reform and border security despite being in office since 1984.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) December 19, 2018
"Now, look at what the White House is forced to do: scrounge around for $600 million in the defense budget, in order to fund a puny 100 miles. As if border security is an afterthought," Malkin said.
She also took issue with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi characterizing alternate funding for the wall as a "slush fund."
"I'll tell you what slush funds look like," Malkin said. "They look like the trillion-dollar stimulus. They look like the slush fund hush fund that Nancy Pelosi helped preside over to pay off accusers who were victimized congressional sexual assailants. That's what slush funds are. This is a sovereignty fund, this is a security fund and it should job number one."