Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) joined Jeanine Pirro on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine” over the weekend to discuss his trip to the border with the President.
Excerpts of Leader McCarthy’s interview can be found below, or you can watch the full video here.
“I just landed with the President about 30 minutes ago. What we saw at the border, we went down to the southern end of California, and part of this is some good news. We had some of the new wall that was built. And listening to the border agents – we saw illegal crossings along this section drop drastically – more than 70%. But when you talked about in your opening dialogue, last month, 100,000 illegals apprehended, think of those that were not apprehended.”
“The crisis on the border doesn’t stay on the border. It goes to our inner cities as well. We had the Sheriff of Fresno talking about a murder that took place, and others. This is a severe crisis – it is not just Republicans saying this, President Obama’s Secretary of the Homeland said it is a crisis, Jeh Johnson – so we have a real problem here. The only people who don’t think it’s a problem are the Democrats in charge of Congress.“
“If people would simply put politics aside, and put their country first – we are a land of a rule of law, but what we’re seeing happening down here, new records are being broken. We need to do something to change the course. The President is doing so much. Building that new wall and that barrier has made a fundamental difference. Those are not my words, those are the Border Patrol agents who work that area.“