Whenever there is a gun-related death, Democrats quickly look to blame the gun rather than the person who pulled the trigger—the inanimate object, rather than the criminal.
Looks like this same standard applies to those crossing into the country illegally as Democrat Congressman Beto O’Rourke said the border wall is to blame for deaths at the border—again, the inanimate object instead of those violating immigration laws by illegally crossing the border.
From the Washington Examiner:
Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke argued Friday the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico is causing the death of more migrants who are trying to cross illegally into the U.S.
O’Rourke, D-Texas, told a town hall meeting that the barrier near his home city of El Paso is forcing migrants to find other ways in, which is forcing them to take more treacherous routes across the desert in Mexico.
According to the report, O’Rourke argued: “The number of people dying at the U.S.-Mexico border in some years has grown, and in some years has grown because it’s connected to that wall that we have already built that pushes people who are at their most desperate and vulnerable to ever-more inhospitable stretches of the Chihuahua Desert.”
O’Rourke cited statistics that said 263 died trying to cross the border from Mexico in 1998, a number that grew to 365 by 2010, after much of the barrier near El Paso was put in place.
“The wall in this area was built in 2006, 2007, and 2008,” he said. “So even though total crossing attempts had decreased, the number of deaths went up.”
“What about the parents?” one user online asked in response to O’Rourke’s accusation that the wall was to blame.
Others similarly criticized O’Rourke: