They’re not trying to hide it anymore. In addition to being against building a further wall to protect America’s southern border, some of them are now saying they want to tear down existing border barriers. They want open borders. We all knew this but now they’re confirming it.
During a media appearance with MSNBC host Chris Hayes, Beto O’Rourke admitted this when questioned.
NBC News reports:
‘I’d take the wall down,’ says Beto O’Rourke of current border barriers
Beto O’Rourke said he would take down existing walls and fencing at the U.S.-Mexico border if he could.
O’Rourke, a former congressman for El Paso who ran a high-profile challenge against GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, said in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Thursday, “Absolutely, I’d take the wall down.”
His comment came in response to a question posed on Twitter by Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas. “If you could snap your fingers and make El Paso’s border wall disappear, would you?”
Crenshaw said in his post that fencing and other border barriers have caused illegal crossings to drop significantly.
But O’Rourke told Hayes the barriers don’t bring Americans greater security.
“Here’s what we know: after the Secure Fence Act, we have built 600 miles of wall and fencing on a 2,000 mile border,” O’Rourke said. “What that has done is not in any demonstrable way made us safer.”
Watch the video below:
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
It’s not just Beto who’s saying this. Kirsten Gillibrand said something similar.
The Washington Times reports:
Gillibrand: ‘I could support’ tearing down existing border barriers
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said she “could support” Beto O’Rourke’s idea of tearing down existing barriers at the U.S. southern border.
“I could look at it and see which part he means and why and if it makes sense, I could support it,” the New York Democrat and 2020 presidential hopeful told reporters during a campaign stop in Concord, New Hampshire, on Friday.
Mr. O’Rouke, a former congressman from El Paso, Texas, and a potential 2020 candidate, made headlines Thursday after he declared he would support ripping out the existing wall in El Paso and other areas.
Mrs. Gillibrand said she would also get behind such drastic measures if “folks in that part of the country” supported it.
“But, you know, Democrats are not afraid of national security or border security,” she said. “Democrats have funded border security for decades. So it’s not a question of not wanting to keep the country safe.”
See the video below:
Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw had some things to say about this on Twitter:
.@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
These Democrats want to be American leaders but they don’t want to protect America. How do they think that’s going to go over with voters in 2020?