Guest host Jason Chaffetz discussed the recent death of seven-year-old migrant girl Jakelin Caal Maquin on Friday night’s broadcast of Fox News’ Hannity. Maquin died of dehydration and shock after she and her father were taken into custody by Border Patrol.
CHAFFETZ: Would you tear down the wall if you feel it is ineffective?
RICHARD FOWLER (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): I think the fencing we currently have is fine. It’s 2018, we have drones, we can hire Border Patrol, there’s other things we can do to secure our border besides building a wall. This is what’s going to happen, people are going to get a higher ladder. And cross over it again. I think it’s ineffective to say we are going to have a wall that’s going to solve all our problems.
CHAFFETZ: We have only seconds remaining — what do you think the message should be and what is going to happen with a shutdown that is pending?
DAVID AVELLA (GOPAC CHAIRMAN): We need to know who is entering this country. The president and Congress need to focus on the fact that Americans want border security. It’s as simple as this. It’s a winning message for Republicans, it’s the right path for America, and to the last point I was making, we have these foreign dictators down in South America who are cozying up to Russia allowing jets to come in there and if we don’t think this is a major national security issue —
CHAFFETZ: Look, the sad reality is we have a 7-year-old girl who has died, and she should have never, ever made that journey. And that should be the message, don’t make this journey, it will kill you, and that should be the message.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.