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Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, will speak about issues related to border security at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Tuesday.

Judd and several other Border Patrol officials will address an increase in the number of assaults on agents, hiring and retention challenges and the border security needs of the agents and officers charged with securing the border both at and between the ports of entry.

On "Fox & Friends First," Judd said one of his top priorities is the construction of President Trump's long-promised border wall, but he's been disappointed by the lack of progress by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

"The Republicans have got to get behind the president for the public to continue to support them," Judd said. "I think that ultimately the Republicans are going to, but to this point they haven't. But I think we're going to see a switch here very quickly."

He noted that many Democrats who supported increased border security in the past are now coming out against Trump's immigration policies and the border wall, which he called "the height of hypocrisy."

He said that Democrats just want to prevent Trump from scoring huge wins on the wall and DACA, following his other successes like the Republican tax overhaul.

"The Democrats are deathly afraid of that, because they know in 2018 they're trying to take back the Senate, and they're going to have a tough time because of all of the things the president is getting done," Judd said.

"That's what the American people are tired of. They're tired of all of this deadlock, they're tired of politicians playing politics with their safety and security."

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