VIDEO: Three former DHS secretaries claim Mexico border not top security threat

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

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The U.S.-Mexico border, where President Trump is building a wall and to which he has dispatched troops, is not among the nation’s top homeland security concerns, a bipartisan group of former secretaries of homeland security said Monday.

Former DHS Secretaries Janet Napolitano and Jeh Johnson, who worked for Barack Obama, and Michael Chertoff, homeland secretary under George W. Bush, told senators Monday they worry about cybersecurity, global warming, domestic terrorism, and mass shootings more than anything else.

The article goes on to state the following:

“I would like to address a topic that I do not believe is a threat to the homeland — the U.S. border with Mexico,” said Napolitano, the most outspoken on the issue during the hearing. “I have worked on issues related to that border for nearly 30 years as a prosecutor, a Governor, and as Secretary of Homeland Security … There have been times during my three decades of public service when I did argue that the border was a threat, but now is not such a time.”

The three former Cabinet officials opinions appeared before an unusual session of the Senate Homeland Security Committee held at the 9/11 Museum in New York City.

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.) pushed back on Napolitano’s claim, as he shared a video clip from the hearing. “Thurs every Dem presidential hopeful should answer: is the border crisis a security threat? Today Obama DHS chief Janet Napolitano told me NO – all while MO families & schools & towns drown in epidemic of Mexican meth,” Hawley tweeted, along with the video.

“Drug cartels are having field day, using children & illegal crossings to divert border patrol from drug interdiction. Result is massive influx of meth from Mexico, pouring into MO & every other state,” he added.

Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson declared he views the current DHS “with despair and dismay.”

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