Rep. Pelosi Criticizes Border Fence
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a plan to build fencing along parts of the Mexico border a "terrible idea" that overlooks local communities.
Pelosi made the comments during her trip to the Rio Grande Valley for the annual Hispanic Engineering, Science & Technology Week conference at the University of Texas-Pan American.
"I have been against the fence, I thought it's a bad idea even when it was just a matter of discussion," said Pelosi, D-Calif. "These are communities where you have a border going through them, they are not communities where you have a fence splitting them."
Last year, President Bush signed the Secure Fence Act requiring the construction of fencing along the 2,000-mile border. The plans call for about 370 miles of fence and 200 miles of vehicle barriers, including concrete barriers, by the end of 2008.
Pelosi also touted legislation known
I wonder how she'd feel with this being her backyard? I'm sure she lives in a 'gated community' and NEVER has to worry about such an intrusion. She only experiences this when her vinyard workers are coming to pick--or her maids and groundskeepers are coming to work...
Come on, Nancy, who ya fooling?