As the Trump administration considers a plan to either reduce or eliminate costly and ineffective refugee resettlement programs, the billionaire Koch brothers have deployed their extensive political network to stop the plan in its tracks.
The LIBRE Initiative, a Koch front group funded by the billionaire brothers to the tune of tens of millions of dollars, released a statement Wednesday blasting reports of an upcoming refugee freeze.
The Koch brothers’ stance in support of troubled and wasteful federal refugee resettlement programs places them in the company of leading Democrats, who have called for annual refugee flows to be massively increased by up to 700 percent.
President Donald Trump has already made considerable reforms to refugee resettlement, shrinking annual inflows from around 100,000 during the Obama administration to a more manageable 22,000. Leading humans rights experts have questioned the effectiveness of the program, which costs American taxpayers around $1.8 billion dollars a year.
It’s entirely possible that funds spent on resettling refugees in the United States could be far more effectively deployed in quartering refugees in safe areas closer to home, in far greater numbers than the domestic refugee programs can handle.
The global refugee population has swelled to more than 20 million people in recent years, making it clear that the trickle of domestic refugee resettlement will do little to improve the circumstances of troubled peoples, who often come from war-torn regions in the Middle East and Africa.
As Stephen Miller leads a push for badly needed reforms to troubled refugee programs in the United States, the billionaire Koch Brothers stand hand-in-hand with progressive Democrats to thwart any effort to alter the status quo of costly and ineffective refugee resettlement.
Dan Crenshaw White Knights for Liz Cheney After Republicans Blast Her Support for Trump’s Second Impeachment
Birds of a feather flock together.
Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick, was one of ten GOP House members to vote “yes” on President Donald Trump’s unprecedented second impeachment. Then when some were calling on Cheney to resign over her disgraceful vote, Dan Crenshaw, who voted against impeachment, quickly came to her defense and announced his “full support” for her.
“Let’s get some truth on the record: @Liz_Cheney has a hell of a lot more backbone than most, & is a principled leader with a fierce intellect,” Crenshaw tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “She will continue to be a much needed leader in the conference, with my full support.”
“We can disagree without tearing each other apart,” he added.
Let’s get some truth on the record: @Liz_Cheney has a hell of a lot more backbone than most, & is a principled leader with a fierce intellect. She will continue to be a much needed leader in the conference, with my full support.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 13, 2021
Crenshaw himself was then roundly criticized in the replies to his tweet.
The people of Wyoming can do better than Liz Cheney, like the people of Texas can do better than you
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 13, 2021
I wish SNL never mocked you, because then you'd just be some un-known RINO, but unfortunately they made you a star.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) January 13, 2021
Really thought you were the man. Much respect for your service and sacrifice, but if you are part of the GOP trying to purge the party of Trumpism. Count me out. I can’t handle more Romney n McCain candidates
— Andrew Sean (@aehoosierdaddy) January 13, 2021
So sad. Turns out your just another politician. You’re right about disagreeing. You’ll see it at the ballot box next election how we can peacefully disagree.
— Rhonda Mc (Parler @rkmcsp) (@rkm_64) January 13, 2021
Cheney’s vote comes as no surprise. Big League Politics reported on her recent statement in support of Trump’s second impeachment, part of which read: “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution. I will vote to impeach the President.” For this CNN laughably called her the “conscience of Republicans.”
Read More: No, Liz Cheney is Not the Future of the GOP
As the old saying goes, “birds of a feather flock together.” Dan Crenshaw and Liz Cheney most certainly do not represent the future of the GOP.
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