A former Border Patrol chief is standing by President Donald Trump in the battle for the border wall despite being removed from his office by the president.
Mark Morgan served as chief of the Border Patrol under former President Barack Obama. When Trump took over the White House, he removed Morgan from his position and replaced him with someone better aligned with the president’s values.
Even though Morgan could have his grievances with the president, he told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that he stands by the president’s call for a physical barrier at the southern border.
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“[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 went onto explain that there isn’t a real argument against the effectiveness of the wall:
“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.”
Morgan also explained that he believes the opposition to the wall is just 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,” said Morgan.
The former chief detailed that he believes some Democrats are “too wrapped up” in the fact that Trump is in favor of the wall and only see its construction as a win for him, rather than a way to secure the border.
“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 explained.
Tucker asked him what he thought of those who have claimed that supporting a wall is “a bigot.” Morgan didn’t back down from the question.
“Then you can call me that because I believe in what the president is doing,” he responded.
Trump will be making his case for the wall on Tuesday evening during a nationally televised broadcast from the Oval Office.