WATCH: Border patrol chief CONTRADICTS Sec. Mayorkas testimony in hearing on southern border

The House Homeland Security Committee is holding a field hearing in McAllen, Texas at the southern border.

During the hearing, Chairman Green asked US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz if the DHS has operational control of the southern border.

Ortiz didn’t hesitate to say ‘no sir’.

Green then played a clip of Mayorkas being asked the same question in a prior hearing. Mayorkas claimed DHS did have operation control of the entire southern border.

Green then asked Ortiz of he thought Mayorkas was lying.


Ortiz isn’t going to call his boss a liar in a hearing like this, especially one that is being broadcast on TV all over the country. And honestly, I wouldn’t expect him to do so.

So while he refused to call Mayorkas a liar, he did reiterate that DHS does not have operational control of the border. Which is effectively the same thing if you ask me.

Good on Ortiz for being honest and willing to contradict his boss. I hope he keeps his job after this…

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