Grothman on Stopping Construction of the Wall
Today, Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06) released the following statement on President Biden’s radical decision to Stop construction of the wall on the U.S.-Mexican border, which has been proven to be effective by both Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security as a whole.
“I have been to our Southern border many times and plan to go back later this week,” said Grothman. “Whether it is in Texas, Arizona or California, every border patrol agent I speak with tells me that walls work and are essential in helping them stop drug, arms and human trafficking at the border.
“Having a wall at our Southern border gives our severely understaffed and underpaid border patrol agents more time to react to the crises they handle daily. These brave men and women work every day to keep Americans safe. They also help protect prospective immigrants from the terrors of the drug cartels on the other side of the border by offering a clear, safe path to America.
“With his executive order to stop construction of the wall, President Biden is making the work of our border patrol agents harder and seems to be telling them that they are wrong to want something that helps them better do their job. He has also, with his actions, told the drug cartels that America is fine with porous borders and that we will not be using every tool we have to stop their illicit behavior from affecting Americans.”
U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) is serving his fourth term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.