A group of Border Patrol officers' wives is inviting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to come to McAllen, Texas, to see first-hand what is taking place at the U.S.-Mexico border.
In a Facebook post, Jill Demanski extended the invitation a day before the partial government shutdown ended to allow further bipartisan negotiations on Capitol Hill.
"You don't need to bring any security detail," she wrote. "Our husbands, boyfriends, fiances, wives, significant others are actually very good at their jobs, thank goodness! And since you see no threat here, I'm sure you can just make a quick flight down here alone."
In the post, Demanski said the letter was written on behalf of the "Wives of the [Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol]." It is unclear how many wives took part in the writing of the letter. The post had 1,400 shares and 1,200 reactions as of Monday evening.
"I felt it's really important to have our leaders come here and see what's happening first," Demaski told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Monday. "It's important to meet with the people who are here on a daily basis, that are witnessing it – the effects of it, that it has on our country.
"We want them to come here and make an informed decision and to see what's really going on."
Renea Perez, another wife of a Border Patrol office, added during the interview President Donald Trump's border wall would help immigration officers "do their job more efficiently," and that families of border patrol officers began feeling like they were "forgotten" amid the shutdown.
Demanski told Fox News she would like Pelosi to do a ride-along with with border agents in order to experience what their day-to-day job is like.
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