Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday blasted President Biden over the immigration crisis, saying it was clear the White House had no intention of closing the border “to protect American sovereignty.”
“This is wrongdoing,” Pompeo claimed to John Catsimatidis on his WABC radio show.
“They have no intention of closing this border to protect American sovereignty,” Pompeo, an expected 2024 presidential nominee, said of the current administration. “Enormous expense for the mayor of New York City [and] major cities across America. This is bad.”
He pointed out that since President Biden took office two years ago, the southern border of the United States has been overrun by migrants.
“It’s almost 4 million in those first two years. Goodness! My home state of Kansas is home to just over 3 million people,” Pompeo said, blaming the porous situation at the border for terrorists to enter the country and cartels to smuggle in fentanyl.
“This is not a way to take care of middle-class Americans who are struggling to figure out how to buy eggs and milk and put food on the table for the kids. Having this open border in the south is something special [the Trump administration] could be fixed. We’ve been watching President Biden [act] with some level of wrongdoing and clearly not intending to shut it down,” Pompeo said.
Pompeo, who was also CIA director in the Trump administration from 2017 to 2018, said the flow of fentanyl, the highly deadly synthetic opioid, into the country by Chinese smugglers on the Mexico border is of particular concern.
“We’ve been trying to fix that in the meantime [the Trump administration]. We couldn’t convince China to change its behavior. [But] we were able to stop this to a significant extent at our border. Their motivation is actually quite simple: They see demand in the United States. There are cartels prepared to buy them up and ship them from China to the United States via Mexico. It’s a for-profit company,” Pompeo said.
He dismissed Vice President Kamala Harris’ argument that drug trafficking was linked to the “root causes” of immigration from Central and South American countries.
“We know how to fix that. … When you hear Vice President Harris say, “Well, we need to get to the root of the issue” — that’s just rubbish. We know how to deal with it. We just need a leadership that is willing to do that,” Pompeo said.
The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration said it had seized more than 50.6 million fentanyl-free pills and 10,000 tons of fentanyl powder nationwide in 2022.
It said the seizures represented more than 379 million potentially lethal doses of the illegal drug — enough doses to kill every American.
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