Darrell Issa, Republican candidate for California’s 50th Congressional District, has been endorsed by the National Border Patrol Council.
@DarrellIssa has always been one of the biggest champions of #BorderSecurity. We’ve always known we can rely on him to do everything in his power to stop the flow of illegal immigration and narcotics into the United States. The #NBPC is proud to endorse #CongressmanIssa in #CA50.
— Border Patrol Union – NBPC (@BPUnion) January 24, 2020
Issa formerly served 9 consecutive terms in Congress from 2001 to 2019, representing a district close to the California-Mexico border.
He has a strong, proven track record on curtailing illegal immigration and reworking the legal immigration system to benefit American citizens. As his campaign website states: “My position on the border is simple: We must build the wall.”
While in Congress, he cosponsored a variety of bills aimed at reducing chain migration, eliminating the visa lottery, terminating birthright citizenship, enforcing E-Verify, and supporting border patrol agents in both strength and number.
With history like that, it’s no surprise he secured an endorsement from the Border Patrol Union. It also distinguishes him from his ‘pro-amnesty, Never Trumper’ primary opponent Carl DeMaio:
Thank you @BPUnion for the endorsement today from America’s Border Patrol Agents! My opponent Carl DeMaio is a pro-amnesty Never Trumper who wants to give citizenship to illegals. #CA50 #BuildTheWall #MAGA
— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) January 23, 2020
DeMaio is weak on the MAGA agenda (he agrees with Democrats on “same-sex marriage, abortion, and some environmental issues”) and was even asked by understandably confused reporters: “what makes you a Republican?”
With Issa, there’s no question; he’s pro-wall, pro-border patrol, and genuinely pro-Trump.