The letter reads, in part:
“We the wives of the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol would like to cordially invite you to come visit McAllen, TX as president Trump did…We would like to show you around. You don’t need to bring any security detail. Our husbands/…significant others are actually very good at their jobs, thank goodness! We’d also appreciate if you’d stop pretending you care about federal workers. If you did, you would care for their safety, not just their paychecks. We can hold out a while longer if it means our husbands and communities are safer….You don’t even need to worry about those MS-13 gang members you’ll see running across the Border. Our guys and gals catch a lot of them. Like I said, they are good at their jobs!!”
Two of the wives–Jill Demanski and Renea Perez–joined Fox and Friends today to discuss the letter.
“I felt it’s really important to have our leaders come here and see what’s happening first. It’s important to meet with the people who are here on a daily basis, that are witnessing it – the effects of it, that it has on our country,” Demaski said. “We want them to come here and make an informed decision and to see what’s really going on.”
Perez advocated for the border wall, telling Fox, “[A wall] will allow them to do their job more efficiently and give them more time – if they are by themselves – have another agent meet them. It is definitely needed. We just want them to come down there on the line and actually see where the argument is all about.”
Watch their interview below: