Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hillary Clinton Voted to Block Border Fence, Now Blames Americans for Mexico's Drug War

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An "insatiable" appetite in the United States for illegal drugs is to blame for much of the violence ripping through Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday.

"Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade. Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the death of police officers, soldiers and civilians," Clinton told reporters during her flight to Mexico City.
Meanwhile, NY Senator Hillary Clinton voted to block the US/Mexico border fence from being completed which would have virtually eliminated the problem she refers to above... while she sounds helpless and sympathetic.
2006: Voted in favor of amendment to kill border fence Sen. Clinton voted in favor of the Manager's Amendment to S. 2611 (whose main sponsor was Sen. Arlen Specter) that includes a provision requiring consultation with the government of Mexico before the border fence can be completed -- effectively blocking the fence from being completed. The Manager's Amendment passed by a vote of 56 to 41 to 1 (the 1 denotes a "present" vote) on May 25, 2006 (5:14 PM).

2006: Voted against amendment to extend border fence
Sen. Clinton voted against the Sessions Amendment to H.R. 5441 (whose main sponsor was Rep. Harold Rogers (KY)), the Homeland Security Appropriations bill, to add 370 miles of fence on the Southwest border. The amendment failed by a vote of 29 to 71 on July 13, 2006 (3:44 PM).

2005: Voted against amendment to DHS appropriations bill to increase border controls Sen. Clinton voted against the Ensign Amendment (SA 1219) to H.R. 2360 (whose main sponsor was Rep. Harold Rogers (KY)), the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The Ensign Amendment transfers appropriated funds from the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for the purpose of hiring 1,000 additional Border Patrol agents. The amendment failed by a vote of 38 to 60 on July 14, 2005 (10:04 AM).

2002: Cosponsored S. 2444 that would compromise border control efforts Sen. Clinton cosponsored S. 2444, an INS restructuring bill that would have potentially compromised border control efforts by redefining immigration law to include not only the Immigration and Nationality Act but also Executive Orders and international agreements.

Here is video of WHY finishing the BORDER FENCE would prevent (stop) the current drug and violence problems.

The Border Fence Works.
"I built that border fence in San Diego and it reduced the smuggling of people and drugs... by 90%" - Duncan Hunter, author of the Border Fence Act, Wed Sept. 5th 2007


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