PHOENIX – Former Congressman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Salmon recently appeared on “Dialogo Comunitario y Emprendedor” (La Onda 1190 AM / 107.5 FM).
Salmon spoke with Mirna Pineda and Patricio Smith about the importance of securing the southern border in order to protect Arizonans from drug cartels, human traffickers, and other criminals. They also discussed why Salmon is running to serve as governor – namely, to expand opportunity and put the American Dream back in reach for millions.
You can read relevant excerpts from the interview below:
Matt Salmon On Securing Arizona’s Border:
“But we also have to agree that what the cartels are doing on the border is wrong … This morning, I read about a little five-year-old boy that was being transported across the Colorado River and he drowned … I have a little grandchild that age. It broke my heart to read that … so we’ve got a lot of fixing to do. We have to strengthen [border security] and stop the fentanyl that’s coming over the border and killing so many of our people.”
Matt Salmon On The Hispanic Community And The American Dream:
“I would just like to say to the Hispanic community: I know the problems that you’re facing today. I know the challenges for families. The most important thing for a father or a mother is to be able to bring their children up, get them a good education, give them a good opportunity at the world. The American Dream … I’ve lived that life with my four children and my nine grandchildren. I want the same opportunities for your children and your grandchildren that I do for mine.”