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Gohmert discusses border security
Congressman Louie Gohmert appeared on Fox and Friends on Saturday morning.
By CASEY CLAIBORNE
Border security discussions are heating up once again after a young couple was attacked reportedly by Mexican drug pirates on the border earlier this week.
David and Tiffany Hartley had been married for 8 years.
The couple had recently moved from Colorado to McAllen where David worked in the oil business.
Earlier this week, the two were sightseeing on jetski's on the Mexican side of Falcon Lake when the group of pirates shot David in the back of the head. Tiffany tried to rescue her husband but could not.
Saturday morning, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert appeared on Fox and Friends where he said if the border were more secure, this wouldn't have happened.
"If we had people on this 16-mile lake who are out there to protect American citizens, then the bad guys know they gotta go somewhere else. You see that all the time in Police action. If people know that you are going to defend your land, then they go somewhere else," Gohmert said.
Many Texans agree with Gohmert saying a lot more needs to be done about border security.
"But at the end of the day, something does have to be done, and it doesn't seem like any of the current administration is you know taking that head on. At some point, we have to have leadership in this country that's willing to do something about that, make some hard choices," said Howard Smith, a Tyler visitor.
Congressman Gohmert is the co-sponsor of a bill that calls for 10,000 more national guardsman along the Mexican border.
"It would be really shocking except this is like the fifth reported incident this year, this is not anything new," Gohmert said.
Many believe it won't be the last.