[Ed. – Holding the funds hostage]
Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich said Tuesday that she believes liberal Democrats like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are using a “cynical ploy” amid negotiations for emergency border funding.
After both of the freshman Democrats expressed reservations about a bill to provide $4.5 billion to address the escalating humanitarian crisis, Pavlich said on “Outnumbered” that they both appear more interested in “political talking points, rather than solving the problem.”
Omar, D-Minn., and Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., both called on Congress to focus on a more comprehensive immigration bill.
“We cannot continue to throw money at a dysfunctional system,” said Omar. “With this crisis, they were not equipped. And we cannot try to help them get out of this situation without having a full, comprehensive plan to deal with the humanitarian crisis we’re seeing.”