John Kennedy Mocks Sanders: ‘Bernie Doesn’t Believe that Illegal Immigration Is Illegal’

‘I happen to believe that legal immigration is good for our country but that illegal immigration is illegal and we should stop it because it undermines legal immigration’

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SANDERS: "I think border security is enormously important, but I think building a wall is a very costly and inefficient way to do that. And I'm not alone. I mean, many experts think that given the kind of technology that we have today we can protect our southern border without building the wall and spending $5 billion. Furthermore, Bret, I’m not quite sure, he may, but I’m not quite sure that he has the votes in the House."
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SMITH: "Senator Bernie Sanders saying this is not the time to build a wall. But as a potential partial government shutdown looms the battle over securing the border seems to be heating up. President Trump showing no signs of backing down. It is time for our headliner this morning, Louisiana Senator John Kennedy, a member of the Appropriations Committee joins us now. Senator, good morning and great to have you back on the program."
KENNEDY: "Good morning, merry Christmas to you both."
SMITH: "And to you as well. So, first, can you respond to what you just heard from Bernie Sanders there?"
KENNEDY: "Well, Bernie doesn’t believe that illegal immigration is illegal. I mean, it’s pretty simple. I happen to believe that legal immigration is good for our country but that illegal immigration is illegal and we should stop it because it undermines legal immigration. What -- what Bernie also won’t acknowledge, walls work.”

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