Friday, September 25, 2009

Giffords Mum on Border Patrol Reduction

On Thursday, Lloyd Easterling, acting media director for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, confirmed that the number of U.S. Border Patrol agents that are deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border will be cut.

Jim Switzer, chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO), said the proposal to alter the number of deployed agents “sounds typical of this administration’s lack of real interest in securing the borders.”

“They obviously care more about their internal lobbying for cheaper labor than they do about the safety of this country. They sure aren’t showing any particular interest in the increasing dangers that the present force of agents are already facing,” he continued.

The Herald/Review attempted to contact U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. She's our "represenatative" here in southeastern Arizona. Giffords’ communications director, C.J. Karamargin, was not able to provide any comment late Thursday. Why? Perhaps if Gabby spent time in her district instead of whoring for donations in Delaware with Joe Biden she could respond quickly to issues directly effecting her constituency.

Then the Herald/Review wonders why people want her recalled. Their editorial was ill-advised.

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