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Bennie Thompson is always cool and collected. Bennie Thompson has this little sense of humor that just helps to lift me up whether we're in committee meetings or on the House Homeland Security Committee floor having a private informal conversation, bennie Thompson's on the world stage right now, but it's not a place Bennie Thompson sought. ... The facts don't change if you have five sets of eyes or millions on them, and if Bennie Thompson just does what Bennie Thompson does best -- and that's to get to the truth, do this investigation, give it everything Bennie Thompson has -- I know Bennie Thompson will.
I'm not sure I want the job as much as the job may want me, and I say that because I think that people are chosen, I believe, at certain times to address certain things. And if we look at what is going on in our country right now... I know what discrimination feels like, I know what racism feels like, because I have been subjected to it.
You have no idea how many people overall died during your tenure at the southwest border, but you would consider that a greater priority than 58, the 49, or the( 17), those that are classified as domestic acts of terrorism, with your dollars, you believe that putting them at a southwest border is a greater priority -- how do you justify that ?