With all the confusing events that have taken place during the short tenure of the Trump administration, the wall still looms large in the minds of those who supported him in 2016. And Trump has not forgotten about it either.
Now another American has died guarding our southern border. The president has renewed his calls to build the wall.
FOX News reported this:
A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed in the line of duty Sunday while patrolling the Big Bend Sector of Texas along the southern border with Mexico.
Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, died of injuries sustained while responding to “activity” near Interstate 10 in the Van Horn Station area, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Martinez and his partner, who was injured, were transported to a hospital. The partner, who was not identified, remains hospitalized in serious condition.
Border Protection spokesman Carlos Diaz told The Associated Press the FBI has taken over the investigation.
Martinez, who was from El Paso, worked as a border agent since August 2013.
The president took to Twitter to renew his call for the border wall:
Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt. We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
How many more Americans have to die before a wall goes up at the border? Why is anyone, even the left resisting efforts to keep America safe?