“Yes, absolutely. I’d take the wall down.”
Protecting our country’s borders and ensuring the sovereignty of our nation should be the one thing we can all agree on. But it’s 2019 and the country has lost its mind. Or at least the Democrats have.
In the midst of the immigration debate, Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw tweeted a question to the former Congressman from El Paso, Texas and former Senate candidate:
.@BetoORourke should answer a simple question tonight with respect to the border debate:
If you could snap your fingers and make El Paso’s border wall disappear, would you?
Because this DHS graph shows that when the wall was built, illegal crossings dropped significantly. pic.twitter.com/JgquXfw2Ee
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) February 11, 2019
For all the critics trying to find ANY other explanation for why El Paso’s illegal crossings dropped after building a fence, how do you explain these graphs? How do you explain what we see in Brownsville, where fencing dramatically reduces crossings? pic.twitter.com/I3QQ7aEHDD
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) February 12, 2019
Friday, Beto was asked by MSNBC host Chris Hayes if he supported tearing down existing border barriers around El Paso, to which he responded, “Yes, absolutely. I’d take the wall down.”
Beto O’Rourke when asked, since Rep. @DanCrenshawTX asked on Twitter, if he would tear down the walls that are already in place: Yes and I think a referendum to do so would pass. pic.twitter.com/ENZuYvdqEa
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) February 15, 2019
Fox News has more:
He continued: “Here’s what we know. After the Secure Fence Act [of 2006], we have built 600 miles of wall and fencing on a 2,000-mile border. What that has done is not in any demonstrable way made us safer. It’s cost us tens of billions of dollars to build and maintain. And it’s pushed migrants and asylum seekers and refugees to the most inhospitable, the most hostile stretches of the U.S.-Mexico border, ensuring their suffering and death.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and other Democrats, including then-Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, supported the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which authorized the construction of some 700 miles of fencing at the border. As of 2015, virtually all of that fencing had been completed, according to government figures.
“More than 4,000 human beings, little kids, women and children, have died,” O’Rourke continued. “They’re not in cages, they’re not locked up, they’re not separated — they’re dead, over the last 10 years, as we have walled off their opportunity to legally petition for asylum, to cross in urban centers like El Paso, to be with family, to work jobs, to do what any human being should have a right to be able to do, what we would do if faced with the same circumstances they were.”
Rep. Crenshaw responded:
At least Beto is honest about his open border policy. Most Dems claim to support a secure border while simultaneously undermining it at every turn.
Should also note: El Paso mayor stated “The fence has worked.” Residents have “stated that they felt more secure with the fence.” https://t.co/YbDji8dCHa
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) February 15, 2019
And it’s not just Beto. Sen. Gillibrand jumped on board.
Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on removing existing border barriers: “I could support it” pic.twitter.com/t0mm6reOfm
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 15, 2019
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