STUART VARNEY (HOST): Do you think the open border is deliberate? A deliberate allowing in of millions of people, which changes the — I’m going to say, the ethnic balance of the country. Are they deliberately doing this?
BEN DOMENECH (EDITOR-AT-LARGE, THE SPECTATOR): Look, I think that this is a choice. It is a deliberate choice, and it’s been a choice ever since the beginning, because this type of influx is something that they believe benefits them politically, I think. It also helps encourage the dramatic expansion of taxpayer-funded welfare style programs, including what you just mentioned about Washington state, which is something that they approve of. You need bureaucrats in order to take care of all of these different people, and they like to see people come in who are then dependent on these programs, which ensure that they continue to exist. All of these are policy choices, they are not things that, you know, have to be this way. But unfortunately, we have a White House and an administration that has been completely unwilling to do their jobs, particularly [Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas], who I hope the Republicans on the House side of Congress take a really hard look at in the coming months.
VARNEY: I am told they will take a really hard look at Secretary Mayorkas. Ben Domenech, thanks very much indeed for joining us. May I wish you a merry Christmas.
DOMENECH: Merry Christmas to you, Stuart.