Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn totally demolished Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, stating that he was acting like a “pro at not giving facts and figures” during the testimony he gave before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier in the week, noting that he didn’t seem to want to provide answers about the record numbers of immigrants we’ve seen cross the border illegally since Joe Biden took over the Oval Office from former President Donald Trump.
“What he continued to try to do the entire hearing was to deflect,” the Tennessee Republican said during her interview on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “He was very arrogant. He was very ill-prepared, and so he was very dismissive of the hearing.”
What’s really disturbing is that Blackburn revealed that the Biden administration has no idea where the vast majority of these immigrants are right now. Here we are, in the middle of a pandemic, and yet illegal immigrants have flooded into the country without being tested or vaccinated and these folks have no idea where they are.
The incompetence is stunning.
“You’ve got about 250,000 that have been given the notice to appear,” she stated during her conversation with the show’s host. “You have another group that was given a notice of removal. But what about the other 1.3-1.4 million people that have come across that that have been caught and released. He didn’t want to talk about any of that.”
Blackburn then chatted about what the GOP would do if they manage to flip the House and Senate during the midterms next year in order to solve the crisis at the border.
“You do exactly what the Border Patrol has said they need to have done, which is, number one, build the wall,” said the Republican senator. “They have asked for a wall on the southern border for 30 years. Give them the wall.”
She also said Republicans would increase surveillance capabilities at the border, with more agents and officers, and would ensure that there are more judges to clear the backlog of immigration cases.
“You have to put remain in Mexico in place until those cases are heard, or remain in El Salvador or any other Central or South American country where these people are coming from,” said the Tennessee Republican.
The senator also commented on the news that a record 100,000 Americans will have died of drug overdoses this year and blamed the overdoses on the border situation.
“People are dying because the drug cartels are pushing these drugs across the border, moving them to their U.S.-based distribution centers in cities all across the country,” she went on to say. “Many of these drugs are coming from China in the first place as well, so you can add 762,000 dead from COVID to another 100,000 drug overdoses.”
The left doesn’t want to solve the border crisis. We all know liberals use illegal immigrants as political pawns, promising them all kinds of free stuff and a free pass into the United States in exchange for votes.
It’s a strategy that’s been used for a long, long time.