Anger Grows After U.S. Troops Die At The Border

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( – Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) has argued that Americans were “frustrated” about the Southern border situation following the death of a Border Patrol agent and two National Guard members in a helicopter crash over the border.

In an interview with NewsNation’s political editor Chris Stirewalt on “The Hill Sunday” Gonzales stated that this was something that frustrated many Americans, especially as a few days earlier there had been Americans who had ended up killed at the U.S. border. This statement was made after Stirewalt had asked if there was any further information available regarding the helicopter crash.

President Joe Biden had provided the National Guard members and patrol agents who had lost their lives on Friday during the helicopter crash his condolences. At the time the helicopter had been flying over the U.S. border. An investigation has already been launched into the cause of the crash.

In a statement, Biden pointed out that those involved in the crash were “brave Americans” who had signed up for this role knowing that there were risks involved but still remained committed to ensuring the safety of the country. He proceeded to express gratitude for these service members and argued that their “sacrifice” would not be forgotten.

The Associated Press in its report noted that the UH-72 Lakota helicopter had been assigned to a security mission at the U.S. border at the time of its crash close to the Rio Grande City in Texas.

Gonzales noted regarding the crash that he was thinking about the families of the service members and that service members were aware that this was a tough job that they had chosen and that their families needed to “come along for the ride.”

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