Rep. Jordan: Dems Taking 'Radical Positions,' Must Get Past Idea of 'Stopping' Trump on Border Wall
House Judiciary Committee Member Jim Jordan of Ohio said Thursday that he is confident President Trump will resolve the border crisis, even if he has to do it "alone."
Jordan said that all Democrats have to do is to "watch the news over the last several months to know that this is an emergency [and] why [Trump] was elected."
Jordan noted a recent bust of a fentanyl-smuggling operation that netted enough of the controlled substance to kill "more than 57 million Americans."
Last week, 254 pounds of fentanyl was intercepted by border agents at a legal port of entry in Nogales, Ariz. He said that drug busts are one reason that Trump is in the right on the border crisis.
Authorities have said that illicit fentanyl - often mixed with heroin to make it more potent - has become the biggest source of fatal overdoses in the United States.
Jordan said several Democrats including Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer have called to "abolish ICE" and that former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams -- who gave the Democratic response to the State of the Union -- said that non-citizens should be able to vote.
"These are the most radical positions their party's ever taken," he said.
Asked about the bipartisan working group crafting a border security compromise, Jordan said Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) told him that there's "some progress" but that he is unsure if a deal can be reached before next week's deadline.
He said Democrats have supported border fencing in the past, but are now opposed to it because they are committed to "stopping" the president from achieving a victory. Jordan said if Nancy Pelosi believes a wall is "immoral," then she should file legislation to remove the current barriers between Mexico and the United States.
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