WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement on the state of our border security:
"A basic responsibility of any country's government is to control who and what comes across its borders. Doing so requires physical barriers, such as a wall or fence, as well as technology and people. I support fully funding all three components of border security.
"It should be funded with money designated for that purpose, not with money already allocated for the men and women of America's military.
"The current standoff on government funding can and should be solved quickly. All that is required is for everyone to put politics aside and work to solve the problem. So far, the Democratic Leadership has been unwilling to do that."