Mark Morgan, President Obama’s Border Patrol chief, said on Fox News that he agrees with Trump’s plan to construct a wall along the southern border.
A former Obama administration official bucks the official line
Democrats have so far given no indication that they buy President Trump’s argument that a border wall is necessary for the security of the country. In fact, most Democrats, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have openly mocked the idea. (RELATED: Nancy Pelosi Taunts Trump’s Wall Demand, Offers $1 in Funding.)
Well, it turns out the one Obama administration official who would actually know what’s necessary to protect the border is actually speaking out… in support of the President’s wall initiative.
Mark Morgan, the Border Patrol chief under Obama who was fired once Trump took office, went on Tucker Carlson and refuted the tired bromide that Democrats keep spewing: that walls don’t work and shouldn’t be used.
Morgan told Carlson: “If you look in the past, you don’t have to go too far back in history, that bipartisan legislation that was passed: the Secure Fence Act. In 2006 and 2012, bipartisan legislation passed where they built the wall, or fence, or physical barrier, or whatever you want to call it. It’s a wall. It works.”
“It works.” It doesn’t get much simpler than that, does it?
Opposition to the wall is about politics, not practicality
Morgan continued: “The president is right. The other day when they had the national press conference, and they got up and they said the wall works, they’re right. And it’s not based on a personal political ideology. That’s based on historical data and facts that can be proven.”
Morgan is, of course, right. Why did Democrats support constructing a physical barrier in the past if they thought it was so immoral?
The truth is that Democrats are only opposing the wall because they think it would benefit Trump politically. They want to kneecap him by depriving him of a huge accomplishment before the 2020 election.
Watch Morgan’s entire interview below:
Mark Morgan, Obama’s Border Patrol chief who was dismissed by the Trump admin, on if border walls work: “Yes, they absolutely work…that’s based on historical data and facts that can be proven”
“I cannot think of a legitimate argument why anyone would not support the wall” pic.twitter.com/ZbKB91mlSU
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 8, 2019
After Trump’s dramatic speech before the nation from the Oval Office, Democrats are going to be in a hard place if they continue to resist funding the border wall. After all, they wouldn’t dare imply that Obama named a blithering racist to the position as Border Patrol chief, would they?