Cory Booker Admits 'Nations Should Have Borders, Borders Should Be Respected'
2020 hopeful says there is a problem at Southern border
Presidential candidate and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker accepted that there is a problem at the southern border in a campaign speech that seemingly reversed the Democratic narrative.
“We do have a problem at the southern border,” Booker began, The Hill reported.
“Democrats should not deny that we [do]. Nations should have borders, borders should be respected.”
“And so, my beef with this president is that number one, his technologies don’t work," Booker said.
I’ve gone down to the border, I’ve hung out with [Customs and Border Protection], and other border patrol folks and they’re like, ‘There’s no way we need a wall coast-to-coast,’” he added.
“We have a time now where you can use sensors and technologies and drones and a lot more to protect the border, which is what we should do.”
Booker, in the past, has criticized president Donald Trump for continually pointing out that there is a problem at the border.
Trump is currently exploring options to tackle the border crisis.
The president recently threatened to send the overwhelming number of illegal aliens crossing the Southern Border to sanctuary cities, especially California, warning "we can give them an unlimited supply," during a press conference.
In March, Hillary Clinton slammed Presdient Trump for calling the situation at the US-Mexico border a "humanitarian and security crisis" and claiming "there's no national emergency at the border."
But Clinton's comments did not age well.
Not long after her comments, more than 700 illegal immigrants were caught in one sector of the border, including two previously deported sex offenders, according to a press release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.