Former CIA Director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo railed at President Joe Biden’s lax border enforcement policies and said because of them, American children “are going to die.”
In an interview with New York WABC 770 AM radio’s “The Cats Roundtable” on Sunday, Pompeo said the Biden administration’s approach to the border is 180 degrees opposite of what his former boss, President Donald Trump, took.
Pompeo told interviewer John Catsimatidis that Biden has essentially “given up” on border security.
“This issue of securing America’s borders is real. Our administration took it seriously. We certainly worked to build out the wall, but we also made sure that we knew who was coming in and out of our country,” he said.
“This administration has essentially given up. They have adopted the posture of the progressive left, which is near open borders.”
The West Point graduate and former U.S. representative from Kansas also “noted that there are two crises transpiring at once due to the failures along the U.S.-Mexico border, one being humanitarian and the other being national security,” Law Enforcement Today reported.
“Huge amounts of drugs are seeping into our country. It’s going to kill Americans. This is a humanitarian crisis and a national security crisis,” he said.
“When you have these porous borders, these cartels figured out how to make money. They figured out how to get it not only how to get into Texas, California and Arizona, but all across our country and build out networks,” Pompeo continued.
“Our local law enforcement, our sheriff’s offices are under enormous pressure because of these drugs. And you know, kids all across America are going to die as a result of the failure of this administration to secure that border.”
Earlier, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told Fox News that there has been a dramatic increase in fentanyl smuggling since Biden took office and relaxed or reversed most of Trump’s border enforcement policies including the highly effective “Remain in Mexico” program which the Supreme Court has ordered the current administration to begin anew.