Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar blasted Vice President Kamala Harris over her view that the southern border is secure.
Cuellar shared the concern during an interview with CNN host Michael Smerconish on Sunday.
Texas Democrat slams Kamala Harris’ border claim: ‘If you call that secure, I don’t know what secure is’ https://t.co/mBcDqXuhZc
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 19, 2022
"The border is not secure, with all due respect to the VP. This — look, we get thousands of people along the border, from 6,000 to 8,000 people a day. They're releasing people, and we can send you pictures and videos of what's happened in Del Rio, the valley, El Paso and other places. People are coming in," he said.
"We have 1.7 million people that were encountered last year. We're going to have 2 or maybe 2.2 [million] by the end of this fiscal year in about two more weeks. That's almost 4 million people," he added.
Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, dismissed VP Kamala Harris’ assessment that America’s southern border is secure during a weekend appearance on CNN. https://t.co/cKPhn1lPDB
— SM Goodall (@GoodallSm) September 19, 2022
The concerning numbers reveal Harris is not making her statements based on the facts regarding illegal immigration.
Those closer to the border, even Democrats, realize this is a problem that must be handled better to protect the safety of Americans.