Opinion| ICYMI| As we previously reported, a group of Angel Moms stormed Capitol Hill on Tuesday, begging Democrats to support President Donald Trump’s initiative to build a wall along the southern border of the United States.
The group protested inside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Capitol Hill office on Tuesday, according to Western Journal. The group insisted that Schumer support President Trump’s plan to build a border wall.
Western Journal reports, “Mary Ann Mendoza — whose son Brandon Mendoza, a Mesa, Arizona police officer, was killed by an illegal alien with a criminal record in 2014 — was one of the leaders of the protesters.”
“We are here because as mothers we protect our families and we know what needs to be done to protect our family, and our children and our loved ones,” she stated.
“The politicians who are here in DC are not doing the job and so it’s time that we the people speak up, stand up and visit the people who are not doing our bidding and get the wall done,” Mendoza continued.
Angel Moms storm Chuck Schumers office https://t.co/EDaemWWAHe
— Jack Posobiec ✝️ (@JackPosobiec) January 15, 2019
She stated that “the ranks of the Angels Moms sadly continues to grow, citing the recent deaths of California police officer Ronil Singh and 22-year-old Tennessee native Pierce Cochran,” according to Western Journal
Cochran, similarly to Brandon Mendoza, lost his life during a “head-on car crash” with an illegal alien who was found to have been driving recklessly.
A legal immigrant from Germany, Sabine Durden, lost her 30-year-old son Dominic when he lost his life at the hands of an illegal alien in 2012. Durden was a Riverside County sheriff’s dispatcher at the time of his death. Juan Zacarias Tzun made a left turn in front of Durden while he was on his way to work.
Durden collided with Tzun’s vehicle. He was reportedly thrown from his motorcycle, The Press-Enterprise reported. The news outlet explains that he died at the scene.
“Tzun did not have a drivers license and had two convictions for driving under the influence,” Western Journal reports.
Durden’s mother stated while in Schumer’s office, “All we want is a certain amount of respect. Just a little. Fake it if you have to, but for them just to blatantly shut down everything is stab in the heart.”
It did not appear that Schumer met with the Angel Moms.
As we previously reported, Nancy Pelosi refused to speak with the Angel Moms when they stormed her office, as well.
Western Journal reports:
Radio host Rose Tennent, who was filming the protest, asked the Angel Moms how they felt about the speaker not meeting with them. Several said they were “angry” and felt “insulted.”
“If you can talk all that talk, why don’t you walk all that walk,” Durden said of the Democrats opposing Trump’s border barrier funding. “If you’re that tough, come see me. Come see all of us in one room. No press, just us, just for two minutes.”
Last month following the death of Officer Singh, Mendoza told Fox News, “I look at Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, that they’re actually committing treasonous acts against the American people when they are placing illegal aliens and their rights for and their protection above their fellow American citizens who have actually voted them into office and are paying their salaries in DC.”
The government has remained partially shut down since before Christmas over the issue of border security.
The president has requested $5.7 billion to build approximately 230 miles in new border barriers, while Democrats have offered $1.3 billion for border security, but specified it cannot be used for a border wall.
On Tuesday, Democrats decided an invitation for a White House lunch from the President to talk about the issue.
Why is Nancy Pelosi getting paid when people who are working are not?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2019
President Trump tweeted on Tuesday, “Why is Nancy Pelosi getting paid when people who are working are not?”