Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi found another anti-Trump conspiracy theory to promote this week; suggesting the White House is attempting to use the United States Census to “Make America White Again.”
Pelosi was speaking with reporters when she was asked to comment on the President’s inclusion of a citizenship question in the upcoming survey.
“This is about keeping — you know his hat — make America white again,” Pelosi said; referring to the President’s iconic ‘Make America Great Again’ or ‘MAGA’ hat.
“They want to make sure that people, certain people, are counted. It’s really disgraceful. And it’s not what our founders had in mind,” Pelosi said. “What they want to do is put a chilling effect so certain populations will not answer the form.”
The President is considering issuing an executive order to include the question after it was struck down by the Supreme Court in recent weeks.
Read the full report at The Hill.
Original Story: Published June 27, 2019
The Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration Thursday morning; saying the White House’s case to include a “citizenship question” in the upcoming US Census failed to meet the necessary requirements.
“The Supreme Court found Thursday that the Trump administration did not give an adequate reason for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census,” reports the Hill. “The move is a surprise win for advocates who opposed the question’s addition, arguing it will lead to an inaccurate population count. The administration had argued the question was needed to enforce the Voting Rights Act.”
The judges sent the matter back to the Commerce Department, who must now provide another justification for including the controversial topic.
Critics of the question say it will dissuade legal immigrants and others from taking part in the census process, while advocates say it will better provide an accurate depiction of the country’s 327 million residents.
Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court’s liberal wing in making the ruling.
ANOTHER CONSPIRACY? Omar Says Trump ‘Weaponizing the Census’ to Benefit ‘Non-Hispanic Whites’
Controversial Congresswoman Ilhan Omar escalated her all-out war with the White House Thursday; bizarrely claiming the Trump administration was “weaponizing the census” to benefit “Republican and Non-Hispanic Whites.”
“It’s now explicit: Trump is weaponizing the Census to benefit ‘Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites.’ This is an attack on democracy and in any other Administration, it would be a multi-year scandal,” posted Omar on social media.
It's now explicit: Trump is weaponizing the Census to benefit "Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites."
This is an attack on democracy and in any other Administration, it would be a multi-year scandal. https://t.co/EuyWT5P9VZ
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) May 30, 2019
The far-left legislator found herself in hot-water earlier this week when she posted -then deleted- a Tweet that claimed Latin American migrants could never enter the United States using President Trump’s proposed “Merit-based” immigration system.
“A ‘merit based’ immigration policy is fueled by racism towards the Latinx community,” Omar wrote. “Our immigration policies shouldn’t be based on discrimination, fear, or bigotry. We should welcome immigrants to our country and offer a simple way to citizenship.”
Sen. Ted Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant who earned Math Degree and became a computer program, slammed Omar’s comments as deeply “troubling.”
“As the son of a Cuban immigrant whose Dad came to get a math degree & become a computer programmer, I’m troubled that Dems seem to believe Hispanic immigrants can’t qualify for skills-based legal immigration. Bringing in more scientists, engineers & doctors is good for US jobs,” posted Cruz.
As the son of a Cuban immigrant whose Dad came to get a math degree & become a computer programmer, I’m troubled that Dems seem to believe Hispanic immigrants can’t qualify for skills-based legal immigration. Bringing in more scientists, engineers & doctors is good for US jobs. https://t.co/iugniZgJtL
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 29, 2019
The Congresswoman weighed-in on America’s foreign policy debate Tuesday; bizarrely saying the United States’ role in the world should be re-organized from the “perspective of a foreigner.”
“U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has aggressively pursued a foreign policy legacy in her first five months in office, drawing sharp blowback from the Trump administration as she seeks to be a prominent voice on world affairs,” reports the Star Tribune.
“When I think about foreign policy, we need something equivalent to the Green New Deal,” Omar said. “It’s important for me to think about what an overhaul of our foreign policy should look like from the standpoint of really thinking how it impacts those around the world, and where our values intersect with what’s happening.”
“We spend a lot of money in engaging unwinnable wars, and I don’t think it matches with the values of trying to create prosperity in the United States,” she added, claiming she brings “the perspective of a foreigner” to policy-making decisions.
BLUE STATE BLUES: Liberals REVOLT After Trump Adds ‘Citizenship Status’ to US CENSUS
For the first time in decades the 2020 U.S. Census questionnaire will ask American households whether current residents are American citizens; sparking outrage from liberal lawmakers and the mainstream media over fears it would “intimidate” immigrants from submitting the form.
According to ABC News, multiple state attorneys threatened to sue the federal government over the proposed change; saying it might undermine the integrity of the constitutionally-mandated population count.
The data is used by both the federal government and local officials to distribute money, allocate school funds, and even determine the number of Congressional representatives allotted to each state.
“Secretary Ross determined that obtaining complete and accurate information to meet this legitimate government purpose outweighed the limited potential adverse impacts,” the department said in its announcement.
California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra slammed the decision, saying “We’re prepared to do what we must to protect California from a deficient Census.”
“The Constitution requires us to count every person living in the United States, not every citizen,” added Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin.