Giffords, Hayworth square off on PBS

GiffordsHayworthGabrielle Giffords and JD Hayworth were on News Hour to talk about the Presidents trip to the border. Some highlights:

J.D. HAYWORTH: But the fact remains that, first, foremost and always, border security is national security. And I will tell you, Ray, I will tell you, Gabby, its the equivalent of whistling past the graveyard if we try to subsume national security to temporary economic policy, because that is a prescription for disaster.

If we have learned nothing in the post-9/11 world, if we fail to take into account the numbers of people we have picked up, those who have come from the Middle East, assuming Hispanic surnames, attempting to have a workable knowledge of Spanish so as to blend in with the masses from Mexico, if we fail to take that into account, then I shudder to think of the consequences.

REP. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS: Well, certainly, its easy to throw out sound bites, and its certainly easy to rile the fears and anxieties that we have in our country over a whole host of different issues.

I think about my farmers out in Sunflights and Willcox and these rural areas. Its really tough to find people that want to do those agricultural jobs.

J.D. HAYWORTH: Well, I just believe its important to understand this: If people are not obeying existing laws, what makes us think theyre going to obey any new laws? The way you get people to obey the law is to enforce the law.

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