Ramaswamy defends his calls to focus on threats at north­ern bor­der in wake of sus­pect­ed ter­ror­ist attack

Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Vivek Ramaswamy reit­er­at­ed his con­cerns about secu­ri­ty at the U.S.-Canada bor­der short­ly after a sus­pect­ed ter­ror attack at a bor­der check­point in Nia­gara Falls, New York.
Ramaswamy, who has been advo­cat­ing that U.S. bor­ders be “secure,” reaf­firmed his mes­sage on Fox News’s Amer­i­ca Reports on Wednes­day by call­ing the north­ern bor­der the “new fron­tier of the bor­der cri­sis.”
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“I have been sound­ing the alarm bell about the north­ern bor­der for a long time. I vis­it­ed the north­ern bor­der ear­li­er — I’m the only pres­i­den­tial can­di­date to do it. That’s where the new fron­tier of the bor­der cri­sis is actu­al­ly going. We have a bad cri­sis at the north­ern bor­der,” Ramaswamy said.
“More fen­tanyl was cap­tured at the north­ern bor­der last year than could kill 3 mil­lion Amer­i­cans. And, in fact, in New Hamp­shire last fall, there was a Brazil­ian ex-mil­i­tary man who was cap­tured and appre­hend­ed who had killed 11 peo­ple. So, this is a mount­ing cri­sis. We are ignor­ing it. The cri­sis at the south­ern bor­der needs to be dealt with, but it can’t cause com­pla­cen­cy to the north­ern bor­der either. I think it’s s …