Trump’s nominee for Attorney General defended the concept of border walls and barriers. The Daily Wire reports:
Attorney General nominee William Barr told Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) on Tuesday during his confirmation hearing that building border barriers on the southern border is “a critical part of border security.”
“How do you see the situation at our southern border contributing to the prevalence of controlled substance used here in the United States?” Ernst asked.
“Well, as Ben pointed out earlier, it is the major avenue by which drugs come into the country,” Barr responded. “Heroin, fentanyl, all the serious drugs are coming across that border.”
“And again, I feel it is a critical part of border security that we need to have barriers on the border, we need a barrier system on the border to get control over the border,” Barr continued. “I think that obviously there are some places that more of the traffic comes over than others but unless you have a system across the border you’re not going to be able to deal with it because you’ll just displace it.”
The American people are backing border security, and this Attorney General will be critical in enabling that.