CNN’s John Berman Shuts Down Rick Santorum’s Claims Democrats Support Open Borders: ‘No They Don’t’


On Friday, CNN’s John Berman and former senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) had a bit of a contentious moment when they discussed whether Democrats really believe in open borders like Republicans claim they do.

Since Trump has been railing a lot about migrant caravans and how Democrats are supposedly to blame for the state of illegal immigration in the country, Berman asked Santorum if he thought the president’s arguments are fair. Santorum began to say that Democrats believe in open borders, though Berman interjected to say “they are not calling for open borders.”

This spiraled into a debate about the Democratic Party’s record on border policy and whether believing in a “compassionate” approach is the same thing as open borders. Berman argued that he’s never heard of Democrats blatantly running on open borders, and Santorum said that even if “they don’t use the term,” calls to abolish Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and opposing President Trump‘s border wall effectively boil down to open borders.

Watch above, via CNN.

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