PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): Mr. Secretary — a bit off topic but not really. You were the secretary of the Homeland Security. And there's a lot of our viewers right now, and myself included, frustrated by the fact that our southern border is wide open here in the United States of America. Yet we're obsessing over a border half a world away. How concerned should we be as far as it pertains to our national security when it comes to what Vladimir Putin is doing in the Ukraine?
CHAD WOLF (FORMER ACTING SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY): Well, I think we have to be really concerned at this moment. You know I have said over the past 12 months if bad actors want to try to infiltrate the United States then they have a playbook on how to do that along the southern border. And so what we have seen over the past several months is more and more individuals from around the world crossing that border illegally. It's no longer just Mexico and it's no longer just Central America. We are seeing folks from Asia, from Africa, again all over the globe, coming to that southwest border because they know that they have a better chance today than they ever have before crossing that border illegally and getting into the country and staying into the country.
And I think that's the concern any time there is a major international incident like we are seeing today, is: How do our adversaries take advantage of that when our attention perhaps is not along that southern border and it's elsewhere? What does that mean, and what does that mean for individuals and contraband coming across that southern border? So absolutely I'm concerned about that.