Homan: Border Funding Battle Comes Down to Dems 'Resisting and Hating This President'
Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan said Democrats are playing politics and ignoring facts on border security because they don't want to give President Trump a win.
He pointed to disturbing figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which show more that 178,000 people traveling as families are expected to enter the U.S. in some capacity between March and May – compared to less than 46,000 during that same period last year. An estimated 51,000 to 58,000 people traveling as family units are projected to enter the U.S. this month, with that figure rising as high as 70,000 in May.
"There's no consequence. There's no deterrent. Congress hasn't closed the loopholes enticing them to come," Homan said on "Fox & Friends" Monday.
He said Democrats do not want to address the problem, however, because if Trump solves the crisis at the border, it would be "terrible" for them politically heading into the 2020 election.
As for Trump's reported request for $8.6 billion in new border wall funding from Congress as part of the White House's upcoming budget proposal for the next fiscal year, Homan is not optimistic about any significant Democratic support.
"This is all about [a] political stance against the president," Homan said. "This is about resisting and hating this president more than taking responsibility to secure the border. They know there's a problem. You can’t deny that there’s a problem."
Watch more from Homan in the clip above.