For the second time in a year, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims has appeared alongside President Trump at a press event. The two spoke today from the border city of Calexico.
The press conference primarily served to reinforce the president’s desire for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Sheriff Mims was one of only three elected officials to speak at the event. She said there is a border crisis, but it doesn’t stay at the border.
"We’ve seen increased fentanyl traffickers and deaths in the Central Valley of California as a result of fentanyl overdoses," she said. "We’ve also seen MS13 gang members from El Salvador commit horrendous, vicious murders."
Increased border security is a line Mims has toed before, like at a roundtable with the president last May when she shared her frustration with California’s sanctuary state policies, and the fact that her agency is barred from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Kern County Congressman Kevin McCarthy also appeared at the border press conference, affirming his allegiance to President Trump and vowing to solve the problem at the border.