President Donald Trump received some surprising support in his battle for the border wall this week.
It came from none other than Mark Morgan, the former Border Patrol chief that Trump removed when he came into the White House.
While Morgan would have every reason to begrudge the president, instead he told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that he agreed with the president’s assessment that the border needs a physical wall.
“[Border walls] absolutely work. If you look in the past, you don’t have to go too far back in history to find a bipartisan legislation that was passed called the Secure Fence Act. In 2006 and 2012, bipartisan legislation passed where they built the wall, or fence, or physical barrier — whatever you want to call it. It’s a wall. It works,” Morgan said.
“The president is right. The president of the Border Patrol Council 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,” he continued.
“I cannot think of a legitimate argument why anyone would not support the wall as part of a multilayered border security issue,” Morgan said claiming that anyone who opposed the wall simply had a “political point to make.”
“I cannot think of a legitimate argument why anyone would not support the wall as part of a multilayered border security issue.”
The chief, who served under Obama’s administration, claimed that Democrats have been “too wrapped up” in the idea that Trump is for the wall and therefore building it is a win for Trump, instead of a win for national security.
“We’re too wrapped up in the style, the approach, the fact that it’s coming from the current president rather than the substantive issues,” Morgan said.