Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick of Texas accused President Joe Biden of thinking “the American public is just stupid” when it comes to the situation at the border.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, has stated that the border is secure on multiple occasions. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also did so. say during a press conference at the White House on August 31. (RELATED: ‘I couldn’t last a week in Texas’: Greg Abbott slams New York Mayor Eric Adams for calling him ‘crazy’)


“They have been lying to us all the time. They think the American public is just stupid,” Patrick told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “What I see is that there is nothing more dangerous than a politician who lies, but what is really worse is when they know you are lying and they don’t care what you think. “They don’t care what the American people think.”

“Everyone knows the border is wide open. Since he took office, 6.5 million people have been detained. Another million escapes, that’s seven. He has another year and a half left,” Patrick continued. “That means there will be another 2 million. There are about 8 or 9 million. That doesn’t count, Laura, the people we don’t catch. We didn’t catch them all. So you’re talking about 10, 11, 12 to 15 million people who have come here. “This is his agenda to destroy this country and he lies to us every day and he doesn’t care because the means is the end and that’s destroying this country and that’s what he’s doing and we have to get him out of office in ’24.”

More than 1.93 million illegal immigrants have been encountered at the US-Mexico border during fiscal year 2023. according according to data published by the United States Customs and Border Protection, after 2,378,944 encounters in fiscal year 2022 and 1,734,686 in fiscal year 2021. Fox News reported Another 600,000 immigrants evaded CBP in fiscal year 2022.

“We’re not going to let them stay here in Texas,” Patrick said. “And when I say it’s 10% to 15% of the population, that’s what people see all over the country. These illegal immigrants are everywhere. They are everywhere and everyone is seeing it. “Biden doesn’t care what the Democrats in the blue states think, what the red states think, of course.”

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