01.30.19

Senator David Perdue Talks Border Security Funding On Fox Business

“Each of the last four U.S. presidents has built some type of barrier at the southern border.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business’s Mornings with Maria to discuss border security funding and the failure of socialism in Venezuela:

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Highlights:

Last Four Presidents: “Each of the last four U.S. presidents has built some type of barrier at the southern border. Even Barack Obama built 135 miles of barrier. Now, President Trump is talking about 235 miles of new border barrier.”

Democrat Hypocrisy: “Border security is something the Democrats called for last year. They called the situation at the southern border an emergency for the last 30 years, since President Clinton. Now, the Democrats do not want to fund border security because President Trump wants it. The hypocrisy in this political environment is very visible.” 

Protecting The American People: “President Trump has committed that he’s going to fulfill his responsibility to the American people. The Democrats in Congress have already let the President build about 120 miles of barrier so far, so this should not be a debate. It’s only a political issue for the Democrats, and I hope the select committee on border security will get us past that.”

Socialism Does Not Work: “What you see in Venezuela is a failed socialist state. It’s interesting that in our own political debate in the 2020 presidential election, you’ll hear a lot from the Democrats about the values of socialism.” 

Support Democracy: “I give President Trump a lot of credit for backing the Venezuelan opposition leader, Guaido, because what he’s calling for is free and open democratic elections under Venezuela’s constitution. America fully supports that. A number of other countries have backed President Trump in supporting the opposition leader in Venezuela.”

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.