Beto O’Rourke Says He’d Rip Down the (Very Effective) Border Wall in El Paso


If you needed any indication of where likely Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke stands on border security, he cleared up the confusion with an appearance on MSNBC’s Chris Hayes show on Thursday night. Hayes asked O’Rourke about a question that had been posed by Rep. Dan Crenshaw, who wondered if O’Rourke would get rid of the existing border barriers if he could “snap his fingers” and make it happen.

O’Rourke said that he would.

“Yes,” he told Hayes. “Absolutely. I’d take the wall down.”

O’Rourke, who gained national attention in his losing bid to unseat Texas Senator Ted Cruz last year, was the congressman representing El Paso for six years. He told Hayes that the people of the city would vote to take the wall down if they were given a referendum to do so.

Furthermore, O’Rourke said there was no cause for President Trump to declare a national emergency that would allow him to begin building the wall without further approval from Congress.

“It’s hard to make a rational case for an emergency declaration or troops on the border or any amount of additional border walls or border fencing or steel slats,” he said. “The border has never been as safe and secure as it is now.”

Which is why you want to tear down the existing walls that are helping keep it that way, Mr. Rational?

Only a fool or a hopelessly partisan Democrat could deny the fact that we are facing an unprecedented crisis at the border. Illegal immigrants have been pouring in by the thousands on a weekly basis. Democrats know this – they CITE this when they want to attack the Trump administration for housing thousands of illegal families “in cages” at the border. It only reverts to a “safe and secure” border when they’re talking about building the wall. And then, it’s only when they aren’t flirting with the idea of removing the barriers altogether and instituting an open-borders policy with Mexico. The left is all over the map when it comes to illegal immigration, and their incoherence on this issue is dangerous for America.

The fact is, the American people voted for Donald Trump – the man who promised to put an end to illegal immigration once and for all. The man who promised to build a wall to keep them out. We didn’t have a national vote for Nancy Pelosi. We didn’t have one for Beto O’Rourke. We voted for Trump, and as far as we’re concerned, that’s the only “rational case” he needs to make about the importance of building that wall.


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