Fearing GOP takeover, cartels are surging more migrants across border, says border state sheriff
The claim of a secure border is "just a flat-out lie," said Pinal County, Ariz., Sheriff Mark Lamb. "They're gaslighting the American people. They're lying to the American people. The border has never been more unsecured."
Fearing that Republicans may take back power in Congress in November, the Mexican drug cartels are now scrambling to surge as many illegal migrants as possible across the southern border under the wire, according to Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Mark Lamb.
"I think the cartels are very astute to what's going on in our political world," Lamb told the John Solomon Reports podcast Monday. "I think they see that the House is going to go back to Republican, and likely the Senate as well. I think you'll start to see even more push to bring people in, as like a last ditch-effort."
Lamb expressed astonishment at what he views as the destructive political opportunism motivating Democrats' open-border policy.
"Where did we get as a country where our moral compass is so broken that we put politics in front of people because politically your party wants to have open borders and thinks that you're doing something good for these people?" Lamb asked rhetorically. "You're not doing something good for them by having open borders. You're actually allowing them to be enslaved by the cartels.
"Let me ask you this ... if I were to sell you a pill or an ounce of cocaine, how many times can I sell it to you? One. How many times can they sell you a woman or a child? They can do it over and over and over and over again. And that is what is happening. When you bring 300,000 people to the border every month, you have to be naive to think that A, that those people all have good intentions for America, but B, you have to be naive to think that those people are not being enslaved — the women into the sex trade, the children into the sex trade here in America."
Even as arrests of migrants illegally crossing the southern border surpassed two million for the year for the first time ever earlier this month, leading Democrats, including Vice President Kamala Harris, have continued to insist the border is under control.
"We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration," Harris, the Biden administration border czar, told NBC's "Meet the Press" earlier this month, before pivoting to blame any problems on the Trump administration. "But there are still a lot of problems that we are trying to fix given the deterioration that happened over the last four years."
The claim of a secure border is "just a flat-out lie," said Lamb. "They're gaslighting the American people. They're lying to the American people. The border has never been more unsecured."
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott recently declared the Mexican trafficking cartels domestic terrorist organizations and called on President Biden to do the same. As of now, Biden has not responded to Abbott's request.