Former Border Patrol Chief tells Tucker Carlson that Border Patrol “should be applauded” for putting children in cages

Former Border Patrol Chief tells Tucker Carlson that Border Patrol “should be applauded” for putting children in cages

Mark Morgan: "Those cages? The reason why they are designed that way is for the safety and security of the people that are in there"

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From the April 4 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): I have to ask you about a factual claim that a member of Congress recently made, that the United States is taking children, keeping them in cages, and injecting them with drugs. Have you ever seen that?

MARK MORGAN: I tell you what, I -- I'm trying to restrain myself with this answer, because first of all, the United States Border Patrol, they should be applauded for what she is talking about, cages.

In 2014, when this crisis started, they did an incredible job of scrambling, throwing money and putting a facility together to actually care for them properly because their facilities were overcrowded. In 2015, the administration then were saying what an incredible great job the border patrol did.

And those cages? The reason why they are designed that way is for the safety and security of the people that are in there. So, those comments she's making are -- first of all, she is wrong. They are reckless and irresponsible.

CARLSON: That was my assumption. It doesn't seem like a country that would be cruel for cruelty's sake, but that's what they are saying.

Previously:

On Fox, former Border Patrol chief says they don't use "cages," just "chain link fence" for "safety and security"

Steve Doocy quibbles with term "cages" to describe immigrant detention facilities: "They built walls out of chain link fences"

Tucker Carlson laughs at the mention of babies in cages as part of Trump's family separation policy on the Mexican border

Laura Ingraham: People talking about children being held in cages at the border "is hilarious"

On Fox News, a doctor dismisses health effect of keeping children separated from parents "in cages or in windowless rooms"
 

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