Latest Fact-checks on John Garamendi John Garamendi stated on April 2, 2018 in a CNN interview: "The Coast Guard confiscated 200 tons of contraband, heroin, and so forth. At the border they collected 20 tons." John Garamendi stated on June 22, 2016 in a speech.: "You can’t get on an airplane, but more than 2,000 people on that list have been able to buy a gun." John Garamendi stated on May 5, 2014 in an interview on MSNBC's "The Ed Show": "During the George W. Bush period, there were 13 attacks on various embassies and consulates around the world. Sixty people died."