Politicians have yet to "connect the dots" between a secure border and America's "drug epidemic," according to the president of the American Border Patrol.
In an interview with "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth on Newmax TV
Friday, Glenn Spencer said a meeting in southern Arizona
of the National Sheriff's Association this week highlighted concerns about the flood of drugs coming into the United States from the south.
"These sheriffs have come down here [to Arizona] because of the drug epidemic that’s hitting their communities, and they’re wondering why … these drugs are coming across the border," he said.
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The drug epidemic also has been brought up by Carly Fiorina, who in Wednesday's GOP presidential candidates' debate talked about the death of her daughter from drug addiction, he noted.
"Millions of people are being affected by these drugs coming across the border and I find it interesting that they all agree that the border isn’t secure," Spencer said. "They all agree that we have a drug epidemic but nobody’s connected the dots. In other words, if we had a secure border, maybe we would control the drugs. "
Spencer said he'd welcome all the presidential candidates to make a trip to southern Arizona to talk about how to secure the border. In the past, he has touted his organization's development of technology
as a way to help in that effort.
Spencer tells Newsmax TV the family of Warren Buffet is "concerned with measuring border security… and here we have Donald Trump who wants to secure the border with a fence."
"Maybe we can get these Buffett billionaires and Trump billionaires together and come down here together and I can show Warren Buffett how we can measure border security and I can show Mr. Trump how this same technology could prove that his fence is working," he said.
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