Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) overruled Vice President Kamala Harris saying she is “dead wrong” that the southern border is secure. Speaking on Fox News Joe said:
“It’s wrong. She’s dead wrong on that and I have said this: if we don’t secure–I voted every time for the wall. But we need the wall and a lot more. Technology, more agents.
“The 2013 immigration bill was still the best piece of legislation I think that we’ve ever had before us. We couldn’t get it passed through the Republican House at that time because of some politics involved there. Amnesty people were shouting the word “Amnesty.” That piece of legislation would’ve corrected everything we have going wrong.
“But for anybody – the vice president, president, anybody – to say our borders are secured? That is not accurate. I’ve been there. It’s wrong,” he said.
During a recent appearance on Meet the Press Harris tried to claim the border was secure and all our problems are Trump’s fault.
Host Chuck Todd said: “Final topic here. We’re here in Texas, I want to ask you about the border. Would you call the border secure?”
Kamala said: “I think that there is no question that we have to do what the president and I asked Congress to do. The first request we made, pass a bill to create a pathway to citizenship.
“The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed.”
“We’re gonna have 2 million people cross this border for the first time ever. You’re confident this border is secure?”
“We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration.
“But there are still a lot of problems that we are trying to fix.
“Given the deterioration that happened over the last four years.
“We also have to put in place a law and a plan for a pathway for citizenship for the millions of people who are here and are prepared to do what is legally required to gain citizenship.
“We don’t have that in place because people are playing politics in a state like this and in Congress.
“By the way, you want to talk about bipartisanship, on an issue that at one time was a bipartisan issue. Both in terms of Republican senators and even presidents.”
Manchin Calls Kamala Harris 'Dead Wrong' for Saying 'The Border Is Secure' https://t.co/FwwHsCLctP
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"We’re gonna have 2 million people cross this border for the first time ever." Chuck Todd doesn't appear to buy VP Harris' claim that the border is secure. pic.twitter.com/7K6Txsxc0Z
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