Ex-CIA Interrogator: Dems Comparing Shutdown to Hostage Situation Is a 'Narcissistic Power Grab'
Dr. James Mitchell, a U.S. Air Force veteran and former CIA interrogator, blasted Democrats for likening the partial government shutdown to a hostage situation.
A multitude of top Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), have recently said President Trump has taken Americans "hostage" by not opening up the government.
Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border. I just got back and it is a far worse situation than almost anyone would understand, an invasion! I have been there numerous times - The Democrats, Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy don’t know how bad and dangerous it is for our ENTIRE COUNTRY....
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2019
Mitchell, who interrogated 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, said Saturday on Fox & Friends that the true hostage-takers are the Democrats themselves.
"They're using the federal employees as human shields in order to keep the southern border open to illegal immigration," he said.
He added that Democrats' rhetoric is "all about votes" and denying Trump from keeping his campaign promises.
"It's a petty, childish, narcissistic power grab in order to aggrandize themselves. And calling [Trump] a hostage-taker actually, I think, hides the truth of what's going on," Mitchell said.
He said that Democrats are willing to let people suffer just to deny Trump implementing a tiny fraction of the federal budget for his proposed border wall.
From the Southern Border.... pic.twitter.com/Vgsf5nEZUH
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2019
"This is the Democrats showing themselves to be poor citizens of the United States."
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