During an appearance on FOX News this weekend, he advocated for an all-of-the-above approach to border security, including the wall.
If you don’t remember Morgan, here’s a little background from Anna Giaritelli of the Washington Examiner:
Morgan, a former FBI agent, was appointed in August 2016 to oversee the patrol, which is under Customs and Border Protection. He was confirmed in October.
He learned one week into the Trump administration he was to be let go, so he quit before he was given the boot.
Morgan has remained out of the public spotlight over the past two years, but broke his silence this week as Democrats and the White House have fought over whether to include an additional $5.7 billion for security measures at the U.S.-Mexico border.
When it comes to the wall, Morgan is fully on board. He was adamant in his support during an interview with Neil Cavuto. Here are some details from the FOX News Insider:
‘Do It All, Including the Wall’: Obama-Era Border Chief Hits Back at ‘Absurd’ Border Wall Arguments
Mark Morgan, who led the U.S. Border Patrol during Barack Obama’s presidency, said Saturday that he’s in total agreement with President Trump’s proposed border wall.
Morgan echoed President Trump’s message to America by saying the current situation at the southern border is a “national security and humanitarian crisis.”
He said on Cavuto Live that the same language about border security from President Trump was used in years prior to his presidency on both sides of the aisle.
“It’s absurd, the arguments that are being made right now,” he said.
He said that, starting in 2014, the demographics of the people coming across the U.S. border started to change.
“Meaning, we saw an influx in family units and unaccompanied minors,” Morgan said. “It was then, also, across the aisle on both sides that referred to that as a humanitarian crisis.”…
“We need to do it all, including the wall,” he said.