'They Say They Care': Chaffetz Blasts Dems for 'Fundamentally Wrong' Stance on Immigration
Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Monday on "Outnumbered" that Democrats have taken up a "perverted, fundamentally wrong" position on immigration and border security.
"They say they care, but they won't fund enough beds to make sure families can stay together," he said.
"When the Democrats endorse sanctuary cities and won't fund the wall, they send a signal to people in South and Central America that if you can somehow break into this country, we're not going to deport you," he said, adding that border agents are now being forced to care for migrant families at detention centers, rather than patrol the border.
Chaffetz said Democrats refuse to support additional funding for the Border Patrol to provide necessary resources.
The panel reacted to Otero County, New Mexico officials proposing a resolution to block migrants from being sent to the area, giving Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) one week to take emergency action before they take legal action.
"There is no capacity anymore," said former New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) in an interview with Maria Bartiromo.
Chaffetz said Congress must do its job and Democrats may slowly be receiving the "wake-up call" in recent weeks.
Democrat and Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov said the situation may be at a "tipping point," as Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and former Obama DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson sound the alarm.
Lisa Boothe said President Trump "forced the conversation" by threatening to send migrants from border detention centers to sanctuary cities.
Watch the discussion above.