Wow! Wonder why he doesn’t support this idea anymore…
Watch as former Vice President and current 2020 candidate for President, Joe Biden calls for a seven hundred mile border fence in this flashback video from 2006:
The Hill has more on this story:
CNN has unearthed 2006 remarks from former Vice President Joe Biden warning about drugs coming into the country from Mexico and defending the construction of a barrier at the southern border.
In the video, which is from a speech Biden gave to a South Carolina rotary club, then-Sen. Biden defends his vote for the Secure Fence Act, which authorized the construction of 700 miles of fencing between the U.S. and Mexico.
The video was found by CNN’s KFile.
Biden also called for a crackdown on companies that hire “illegals.”
“I voted for a fence, I voted, unlike most Democrats — and some of you won’t like it — I voted for 700 miles of fence,” Biden said at the time. “But, let me tell you, we can build a fence 40 stories high, unless you change the dynamic in Mexico and — and you will not like this, and — punish American employers who knowingly violate the law when, in fact, they hire illegals. Unless you do those two things, all the rest is window dressing.”
“Now, I know I’m not supposed to say it that bluntly, but they’re the facts, they’re the facts,” Biden continued. “And so everything else we do is in between here. Everything else we do is at the margins. And the reason why I add that parenthetically, why I believe the fence is needed, does not have anything to do with immigration as much as drugs. And let me tell you something, folks, people are driving across that border with tons, tons, hear me, tons of everything from byproducts for methamphetamine to cocaine to heroin and it’s all coming up through corrupt Mexico.”
Src: The Federalist Papers