‘You don’t say’: CDC director confesses that ‘borders can be porous’


He said it:

CDC's Frieden on possibility of travel ban: "Right now we know who's coming in." But later says "borders are porous." #EbolaHearing

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 16, 2014

CDC director Frieden implies that if you impose a travel ban, Ebola-infected people will sneak into the U.S. "Borders can be porous."

— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) October 16, 2014

Well, yeah. That’s part of the problem, no?

Borders can be porous-dr. Frieden (oh, really, you don't say..)

— Soulwhisperer (@Manishka78) October 16, 2014

CDC Frieden: "Borders can be porous" No kidding? Somebody call Obama!

— ConservativeMOMom (@mrsmaisy) October 16, 2014

Obama cringes=> RT @michellemalkin "Borders can be porous." – @DrFriedenCDC No sh*t Sherlock. #EbolaHearing

— Nels (@debitking) October 16, 2014

Only thing honest I heard so far is "borders can be porous especially in this part of the world" #ebolahearing #secureOurBorder

— Beanfrompa (@BeanfromPa) October 16, 2014

A follow-up question from Rep. Marsha Blackburn gave Frieden the opportunity to explain what he meant:

Frieden clarifies that he was referring to “porous borders” in Africa after GOP Rep. Blackburn seizes on his comments

— Russell Berman (@russellberman) October 16, 2014

Blackburn asks about Frieden's porous border comment. He says he was referring to the borders of African countries.

— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) October 16, 2014

OK, well, if that’s indeed what he was trying to say … how is it supposed to make us feel better, exactly?

Just got awkward when Ms. Blackburn just pointed out watching foreign porous borders was important but not the ones attached to the U.S.!

— Christine Walsh (@BlondeNBling) October 16, 2014

Yes – West African porous borders are a problem, but not our porous borders – HOW STUPID IS THAT? #tcot #ebolausa

— mike1961 (@mikec1961) October 16, 2014

CDC Director said" can't stop air travel because of porous borders in W. Africa " What about our Borders !!!!'

— Paul Casserly (@BostonRaleigh) October 16, 2014

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