Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters Tuesday that the Southern border is secure, despite the massive surge of undocumented minors crossing over into the U.S.
“The border is secure,” he said after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch, according to The Hill. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.”
According to the Hill, Reid then added that lawmakers should worry less about securing the border and instead focus on approving President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion request to process the thousands of children who have flocked to the U.S. illegally from Central America.
Reid’s comments were met immediately with criticism from the right. Prominent conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer even questioned his mental health on Fox News.
“When you hear Harry Reid saying the border is secure you got to wonder, you know, whether he’s on his medication or not. That is so detached from reality,” Krauthammer said.
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