Of all possible places President Trump might have expected to garner a vote of confidence for his mission to build a wall across the southern border, it seemed unlikely that it would come from a former top official in the Obama administration. But that’s exactly what happened on Wednesday when President Obama’s U.S. Border Patrol chief told Law & Crime that he believed Trump was right to press Congress for a wall.
“I’m here today breaking my silence to tell the American people that the president is correct in what he’s doing,” said Mark Morgan. “The wall works.”
This is not the first time that Morgan, who was fired on the first day of Trump’s presidency, has expressed the need for a physical barrier at the border. During a Senate committee hearing in 2016, Morgan said, “Do we need more fencing? Yes. Does it work? Yes. Do we need it everywhere? No. Is it the sole answer? No.”
In his interview with Law & Crime, Morgan reiterated that opinion, saying that a wall was only part of the answer. However, he said, without it, all of the technological upgrades in the world would not be enough.
“It would be like having a high-tech security system, but not having doors or windows in your house,” Morgan said.
Morgan will no doubt be seen by the #Resistance as a traitor to the cause, but that’s the difference between immigration activists, Democrat politicians, and someone who has actually been down there on the front lines. Morgan may have worked under a liberal president, but he knows the truth about what’s happening at the border. And his loyalties to the Democratic Party, whatever they are or aren’t, could not stand up against his love of America and his patriotic duty to tell the truth.
If only there were some within the Democratic Party in Washington who felt the same.