Pence: Help is on the way for law enforcement at border

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 30: Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the National Press Club on November 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. Pence spoke about the upcoming Supreme Court case involving a controversial Mississippi abortion law that will be heard at the high court on Wednesday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 30: Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the National Press Club on November 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Former Vice President Mike Pence (R) took a trip to the southern border to hear from law enforcement officials amid the Biden border crisis. On Monday, Pence spoke with the sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona and his deputies about border security.

Pence stressed, any conversation regarding border security needs to start with officers on the front lines. However, he called out Democrat lawmakers and mainstream media news outlets that have stopped covering the crisis at the southern border.

“I truly do believe we are in the midst of an American tragedy,” said Pence. “It is also tragic that our national media has turned their attention virtually and entirely away from the crisis at our southern border. That, as Director Roemer said, is literally costing American lives on both sides of the border.”

Pence went on to say the American people see what’s happening at the southern border and he hopes voters will elect a new generation of leaders who’ll focus on border security. This comes as critics have lambasted the Biden administration’s immigration policies, with several claiming it is causing more illegal immigration.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) tested positive for COVID-19 and wasn’t able to attend the planned political event with Pence. Both are working to amplify GOP messaging on border issues that they see as a potent political issue.

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