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Tuberville: Homeland Security chief ‘needs to go’

Border Patrol Chief Chris Magnus resigned over the weekend, following accusations from GOP members of Congress, including Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), of not being serious in trying to secure the border.

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) welcomed the move, but said Magnus is not the only one in the Biden administration who should be let go.

Tuesday on WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show,” Tuberville said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas should resign immediately because of the crisis at the southern border.

“The first guy that needs to go is Secretary Mayorkas who’s the head of Homeland Security,” Tuberville said. “He keeps saying the border is closed and it’s not closed, it’s not protected, the American people are at danger, terrorists are coming across daily, and it’s just absolutely amazing what we’re going to our country every single day.”

The senator talked about what he learned during his recent trip to the border.

I’ve been down there several times,” he said, “and I was down there, what, a couple of weeks ago, and it’s gotten worse. Every time I go down there it continues to get worse. We’re spending probably $100 million a month at the border processing all of the people coming across. And of course the cartels are the ones making all the money because they charge 5-, 10-, $15,000 to bring them across and the come across, obviously, with fentanyl and drugs. It’s just amazing what this administration is doing.”

Tuberville reiterated that immigration reform will never be accomplished until Congress and the president find a way to secure the border.

“We’ve got to find a solution at the border first,” he said. “Trump had the right idea, get as much of the fence up as you can, and then we select the people that come in. We’ve got people that would love to come here from all over the world that are educated, that know the English language, that could really help our country, but right now we’re bringing in people that don’t speak the language, that are not educated, and they can’t do a lot of jobs, they can’t really prosper the economy.”

Tuberville said he will not support any kind of amnesty for those who are breaking into the country illegally.

“I’m for helping people I really am,” he said, “but what we’re doing now, these people are coming in illegally, and if Mitt Romney wants to give amnesty, he wants to give amnesty to illegals, people that are breaking the law, breaking the Constitution, and that’s not what this country’s about.”

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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