Skip to comments.Duncan Hunter, author of last year's border fence bill, reacts to this year's Senate compromise
Posted on 05/18/2007 7:30:54 AM PDT by rob21
HH: Now, Im joined by Congressman Duncan Hunter of the Armed Services Committee. Congressman Hunter, what do you make of the Senate deal?
DH: Well, from what weve seen of the deal, its a bad thing. I would, if I was president, I would veto it. And specifically, I wrote the law that mandates the 854 mile border fence, Its been advertised as 700 plus miles, but if you add up the actual mileages that were mandated, these smugglers routes, its 854 miles.
HH: Is that double fencing, Congressman Hunter?
DH: Thats double fencing. 854 miles of double fencing, and you know it works in San Diego, its knocked back smuggling by more than 90%.
HH: Of course it works. When people tell me, you know, a ten foot fence, bring an eleven foot ladder, theyre idiots.
DH: Yeah. Well, you know, its interesting, the Governor of Arizona says that, and then she says in the same press conference, doggone those Californians, they fenced their areas, and now everybodys coming through Arizona. So in one breath, shes saying that the fence doesnt work, and the second breath is its working too well.
HH: So what do you make of the idea that oh, were just going to use it as a trigger once the 350 miles are built, that will trigger something? I havent seen the text of the law. No one has. So Im very, very skeptical, but what do you think?
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HH: I understand that, but then they didnt give it to us, Congressman. I mean, thats
DH: No, they didnt give us that, either.
HH: So why wouldnt they?
DH: But I think they held the construction of the fence back so that that would be an enticement.
“But I think they held the construction of the fence back so that that would be an enticement.”
Duncan Hunter knows what the liberals are trying to do,
but it seems that more than a few “conservatives” are falling for the liberal’s plan.
Hugh’s agenda in his outrage is to promote Romney. Nothing more, nothing less.
It is time for Congressman Hunter and others to realize that the Republican party is now corrupt and liberal to it's core. The Olympia Snowes and Susan Collins of the party have taken over. It is time for conservatives to abandon the sinking ship and give life to the Constitution Party.
I’m going to stick with the Republican party so that I can vote for Hunter in the primaries. Otherwise I would be done with this socialist party.
The Republican party is dying. Look at how Hunter is being treated by his own party! Hunter is the fighter the GOP needs and used to have. He is running at the right time and is the right man who make an outstanding President; a man of the times. I’m not liking the typical GOP being pushed as nominees yet again. It will be the same old, same old weak Republican response to Demonrat treason and mushy Republicans giving Demonrats issues like this that are destroying our country from the inside. Our country cannot withstand such ‘leadership’.
to see how you can help.It takes more than money to win. The time to act is now!
Why not only a "virtual fence" here? And what about the barricades around the Capitol? Why not virtual barricades?
I hope that this give Hunter a much needed bump in the media.
I don’t think he has much hope to get the Presidential nomination, but I still like him as a VP, especially if Rudy gets the top slot.
I don’t see McCain being nominated by anyone but the media, especially after helping draft this amnesty bill.
Hunter would never be a VP for Rudy. He would also never let Rudy be his VP. Duncan Hunter is a true conservative, and there’s no reason for him to share a ticket with that radical liberal.
DH: Yeah, first, there hasnt been a focus on security, because a focus on security would have mandated the construction of a border fence immediately. We could have put it up in six months. So people did not care in the Senate or in the White House about border security.
Hunter sure knows how to get the truth out about immigration. I like the guy.
And after the primary?
And after the rinos destroy Hunter? What then? Are you going to stay in the party of Collins, snowe, rockefeller, and Bush?
Dying? Kennedy has a better record of getting things passed than Hunter does. Wake up, the Republican party is dead. What is left is a slightly less left wholly owned subsidiary of the Democrat.
Was not this immagration bill enough to convince you?
I think that Hunter has a good chance of winning the nomination. There are still enough conservatives out there to vote for him, we just need to make sure that we get Hunter’s name out there and he’ll win.
Just listening to Laura Ingraham. A caller was saying Hunter is the best.
Laura said, “I LOVE DUNCAN HUNTER!”
I will be voting in the Republican primary, but, if a rino wins, I’m outa the R’s and into the Constitution party!
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