Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall took some hearth Thursday after a national television look where he appears to have given incorrect information about the number of terrorists intercepted at the U.S.-Mexico border.
On the MSNBC program Morning Joe, Marshall, a Republican who represents Kansas’ 1st District, informed host Willie Geist that he would help President Trump in shutting down the federal government until an upcoming spending invoice consists of $5 billion toward a wall to deter illegal immigration on the southern border.
“This border is all about national safety,” Marshall stated. “Day-after-day, over 10 terrorists and 40 criminals attempt to cross that border.”
Pressed by Geist and MSNBC contributors Mike Barnicle and Eugene Robinson, Marshall attributed the numbers to the Department of Homeland Safety. Barnicle then requested Marshall if he had referred to as the division to ask where all those terrorists have been being held.
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“I’m not saying that they’ve all even made it across the border, but if they’re in (inaudible) they might be in our jails,” Marshall responded.