Jef­fress sup­ports bor­der wall

The Dallas Morning News - - News - Dana Bran­ham

First Bap­tist Dal­las pas­tor Robert Jef­fress is voic­ing his sup­port for Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s de­mand for a wall be­tween the U.S. and Mex­ico, say­ing Democrats are “morally li­able” for what he called a hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis at the south­ern bor­der.

Jef­fress, an out­spo­ken sup­porter of the pres­i­dent, ap­peared on the Lou Dobbs Tonight show on Fox Busi­ness last week amid the gov­ern­ment shut­down over Trump’s dis­pute with Congress for bor­der­wall fund­ing.

Dur­ing the ap­pear­ance Fri­day, Jef­fress likened the bor­der wall to a fence around a swim­ming pool. If some­one has a pool with­out a fence around it, they could be li­able if a child wan­ders into the wa­ter and drowns, he said.

“By op­pos­ing this pres­i­dent and his de­sire to build a wall around our bor­der, I be­lieve the Democrats are morally li­able for the death of chil­dren, the as­sault of women, of the hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis we’re see­ing at the bor­der right now,” he said.

Jef­fress, a reg­u­lar Fox News con­trib­u­tor, praised Trump’s Oval Of­fice ad­dress in which the pres­i­dent pitched his $5.7 bil­lion fund­ing re­quest for the wall and re­peat­edly re­ferred to a “cri­sis” of vi­o­lence and drugsmug­gling.

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