A rancher in California said Tuesday that an offer by him and his fellow ranchers for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to visit the U.S.-Mexico border still stands.

Chris Burgard said on Fox & Friends First that their initial invite to Pelosi (Calif.) came four-and-a-half years ago, but she didn't accept. 

He said that if Pelosi were to visit the border now, she'd have to "deal with facts" about how improvements in border fencing have been successful.

"What these ranchers live with every day is beyond the comprehension of most humans," he said.


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Burgard added that trucks carrying drugs are breaking through ranch fences and leading to cattle running loose.

"It's not a good way to live," he said.

He also said that it was "disheartening" to hear Pelosi reject facts related to the border by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

"Right now, it's a fact that more people are dying in the United States from heroin and opioid overdoses than they are in car accidents," Burgard said.

He said that a report of border officials confiscating bags filled firearms at a private Texas ranch does not surprise him as well.

"The violence that we're seeing has been just at levels that are unbelievable," he said.

Watch the interview from Fox & Friends First above.


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