Texas Lt.-Gov. Says 1,671 Bodies Recovered at SW Border Since 2011

By Susan Jones | April 12, 2019 | 7:09am EDT
Texas Lt. Govenor Dan Patrick (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Dan Patrick, the Republican lieutenant governor of Texas, says President Trump was stunned to learn this week that more than a thousand bodies have been recovered in Texas since 2011, at and near the border with Mexico.

"You want to cover a story?" Patrick asked Fox News's Laura Ingraham Thursday night. "This is the story."

Patrick, who accompanied President Trump on his Wednesday visit to Texas, said a person in San Antonio told the president, we need to build the border barrier.

“And one rancher after the other rancher after the next property owner talked about finding dead bodies on their properties -- seven last week, three last month," Patrick said:

And I said to the president, Mr. President, we have recovered over 1,000 dead bodies in Texas since 2011 just out in nowhere, in the middle of nowhere.

And let me tell you what the exact numbers are. We did the checking today, Laura. 1,671 dead bodies who have been recovered in Texas near or along the border. That's women, that's children, that's old people. These are the most vulnerable people.

And the Democrats say they care about people? These are the most vulnerable people that the drug cartels and the human smugglers have taken across the border, given them a little bit of water and left them to die. And that 1, 671, Laura? That's the skeletal remains that we find. There are thousands and thousands of people.

And so he called in the media. And we said, this is the story. You want to cover a story? Go down -- I'll take them through the no-man's land. And we'll find some skeletons and we'll show them the photographs. Thousands of people have died coming to this country. And it really impacted the president.

President Trump has said repeatedly, in various ways, "The current situation at the southern border presents a border security and humanitarian crisis that threatens core national security interests and constitutes a national emergency."

See earlier story:

Trump in Texas: ‘Dangerous People Are Coming Here, and the Good People Are Dying’ (Apr. 10, 2019)

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