Jeffress supports border wall
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.