Ranchers Fire Back at Pelosi for Criticizing Border Wall


Two ranchers who live on the U.S. southern border fired back Tuesday at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) criticism of President Trump's proposed wall for the U.S.-Mexico border.

John Ladd and Fred Davis of Arizona appeared on "Fox and Friends" and disagreed with Pelosi's comments that Trump's desire for a border wall was a "sign of weakness."

Davis said that many cities along the border have high fences, but not in the rural parts of the border. Ladd noted that illegal immigration has fallen since Trump was sworn into office in January.

"We have a wall existing on our ranch since 2006, and they're replacing it now with an 18-foot ballard fence–steel tubing, concrete–and with that activity it's almost nonexistent to see an illegal anymore," Ladd said.

Ladd also said that, although he and Davis invited Pelosi down to their part of the border to see the situation for herself, Pelosi has not responded to their invitation.

"John, didn't you invite Nancy Pelosi down to your neck of the woods?" Fox News host Steve Doocy asked Ladd.

"Yeah, Fred and I both did and she didn't show up," Ladd said.

"Did she give a reason why?" Doocy asked.

"Well, she never responded," Ladd replied.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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