Contrary to Mayorkas, Wray Won’t Say Border is Secure


In: All News   Posted 08/04/2022
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Sen. Cornyn: “Director Wray, I've always thought of you as a straight shooter, but you won't answer that question?”

Dir. Wray: “Well, look, I think the border presents significant security issues. There's a wide array of criminal threats that we encounter down at the border...”

WASHINGTON – Today in the Senate Judiciary Committee, on his last day of quarantine U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) virtually questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray on whether or not the southern border is secure. Excerpts are below, and video can be found here.

Senator Cornyn: “When Director Mayorkas was asked about the border, he made the, frankly, from my standpoint, implausible statement that the border was secure. From your vantage point, in your opinion, is the border secure?”

Director Wray: “Well, boy, I guess I'm hesitant to substitute my judgment for the Secretary of Homeland Security, but I will tell you that I have spent a lot of time with our field offices down that have border responsibility. I have been to ports of entry, including, not that long ago, with CBP officers walking me through it, so I could really see firsthand what they're up against. And all I can say is, boy, they got a heck of a challenge…”

Sen. Cornyn: “Director Wray, I've always thought of you as a straight shooter, but you won't answer that question?”

Dir. Wray: “Well, look, I think the border presents significant security issues. There's a wide array of criminal threats that we encounter down at the border...”

Sen. Cornyn: “In my most recent trip to the border, Senator Cruz and I took a number of our Republican Conference down to the border, many of whom had made that trip before. But we continue to hear the same sort of message from the Border Patrol in terms of the nationalities of the people they encounter there… and that's a public security threat. You agree with me?”

Dir. Wray: “To me, it represents a significant security issue and represents a wide array of criminal threats that flow out of it.”