President Trump’s Oval Office speech last night triggered a lot of Resistance Dems who are arguing against his plan, and one of them was Dem Rep. Juan Vargas of California:

Here’s what Vargas told CNN’s Don Lemon, via Grabien:

LEMON: “So the president claimed that law enforcement had requested some $5.7 billion for the wall. He also claimed — claimed that Democrats requested it to be a steel barrier instead of a concrete wall. Is that true?”

VARGAS: “No, it’s not true at all. In fact, it’s interesting listening to all the rhetoric. I live along the border, about a little over ten miles from the border. It’s San Diego. I mean, it’s basically paradise. It’s one of the safest places in the country. And the notion that we have a crisis there, a security crisis, is absolute nonsense.

Paradise? In that case, a little context is necessary:

Rep. Vargas’ dismissal of the effectiveness of border barriers seems to have gone down in flames.

Nice try, congressman!



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