Bill Richardson Lied about the Border Fence
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MR. RUSSERT: The wall hasn't worked?Now, let's turn to NPR from April 2006:
GOV. RICHARDSON: No, it hasn't worked.
MR. RUSSERT: Anywhere along the border, the fence hasn't worked.
GOV. RICHARDSON: It hasn't worked. What has worked is more border patrols. What has worked is some National Guardsmen. What has worked is some technology. It's made the program better. But, Tim, we got to talk to Mexico, our friend, get them to do more...
Today, Henry is assistant chief of the Border Patrol's San Diego sector. He says apprehensions here are down 95 percent, from 100,000 a year to 5,000 a year, largely because the single strand of cable marking the border was replaced by double -- and in some places, triple -- fencing.Obviously, the border fence has worked in that area, and Richardson lied.
And, of course, the idea that Mexico is a "friend" is ludicrous.
Here's the video of him making these claims:
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