Top Dem Lujan: There’s No Border Security Crisis

Washington Free Beacon | 4/7/2019 | Jeffrey Cimmino
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BY: Jeffrey Cimmino

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D., N.M.) on Sunday denied that there is a national security crisis at the southern border and suggested President Donald Trump is claiming there is a border crisis to distract voters.

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During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Lujan defended his previous comment that there was not a crisis at the border and blamed Trump for the problems he admitted are occurring.

"Six weeks ago you said this wasn't a crisis. Do you still believe that?" host Bill Hemmer asked.

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"Look, this is not the national security crisis that the president continues to describe. There is a humanitarian crisis, but it's created by President Donald Trump. When you go back to the threats even during the midterms, the president was suggesting that there was an immediate national security crisis and he sent troops to the border just to try to distract the American people with the gains that we were going to see in the midterms," Lujan said.

"So again, I think the president continues to use immigration as a distraction as opposed to trying to work together in a bipartisan basis," Lujan added. "Whether it's immigration reform or other important measures that we could be adopting together."

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Hemmer pointed out more than 100,000 illegal immigrants have been stopped at the border...
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