During a recent Fox News interview, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin broke with Vice President Kamala Harris on her recent assertion that the border is “secure” —Manchin says “she’s dead wrong.”
“It’s wrong. She’s dead wrong on that,” Manchin said.
“And I have said this: If we don’t secure – I voted every time for the wall, but we need the wall a lot more technology, more agents.”
From Fox News:
Manchin said the 2013 “Gang of Eight” immigration bill – authors of which included then-Sens. John McCain and Jeffrey Flake, R-Ariz., and Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. – was the best opportunity thus far to secure the border.
“We couldn’t get it passed through the Republican House at that time because of some politics involved there,” he said, criticizing protestations from some conservatives at the time that the bill amounted to “amnesty.”
“That piece of legislation would have corrected everything we have going wrong,” he said.
Harris made the claim about the “secure” border during a recent appearance on Meet The Press.