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“Let’s look back at the 9/11 Commission, which in the days preceding 9/11 said that the system was blinking red,” he told host Laura Ingraham. “I think I’m here to tell you that we should be aware in this country right now, with the amount of illegal aliens entering the United States, that the system is blinking red.”
Pfluger reacted to the news of two undocumented Chinese immigrants — “high-value targets,” Ingraham said — who were taken into federal custody after a traffic stop in Kimble County, Texas.
The region of Texas has had a problem with undocumented Chinese migrants for a year, she reported.
“It’s happening all the time,” the Texas congressman said. “It’s egregious. And yet [Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas comes to Congress on Capitol Hill last week and says that he has operational control of the border.”
His statement is false, Pfluger said, adding that the border is “not secure.”
Many voices have called for Mayorkas’s resignation, he noted. In light of the Department of Homeland Security’s “ministry of truth,” Pfluger urged Mayorkas to consider the truth of his own statement that the border is secure.
“And let’s start with that as truth, because we all know that that’s not true,” he continued.
“This is not a partisan issue. And we need to secure the border because our security, like a 9/11 moment, depends on it.”