On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) shared her concerns about how the Biden administration is handling the crisis at the border and discussed why Democrats seem to not want to defend Israel against Hamas and Iran.
“What is happening is they have opened that border so wide that the cartels said, game on, we’re coming. So there’s no one crossing that border unless they go through a cartel. So the cartel gets them to the border, they cross, they approach our border patrol, they raise their hands, they say asylum, and then the U.S. taxpayer picks up the tab and complete the last mile of the journey at taxpayer expense for the cartels. So these individuals are trying to make it to some human trafficking gang or MS-13 gang or make it to people they know that are here in the state and they are being held by Homeland Security until they can get them released and get them to a facility, moving them to another state. And so we discovered that even after the Tennessee governor told them he would decline their request to take illegal alien children, they are sending them anyway. The thing about this is once they send them to your community, then every town is a border town, every state is a border state, and it is that community, that county’s obligation, to find a way to pay for education, health care, housing, children’s services, for those that have come into the country illegally and then are being placed in their community.”
“Once upon a time, Democrats and Republicans supported the nation of Israel. And we saw some of this begin to change during the Obama administration. And there was a coziness that John Kerry openly had with Iran. We know Iran is the globe’s most aggressive state sponsor of terrorism and Iran helped fund Hamas. And Hamas is taking those Iranian-paid-for missiles and rockets and shooting them into Israel. And thank God for the Iron Dome and the fact that we have helped Israel to prepare for that. We have to realize that once something that was a shared value, standing with Israel, is something now that the far left is very pro-Palestine, very pro-Iran. The U.S. Government for two decades has recognized Hamas as a terrorist group, and Israel is a sovereign nation. So we have a terrorist group attacking a sovereign nation. And people are saying to the sovereign nation, you have no right to defend yourself. How did we react after 9/11 happened? What were the resources that we put into finding out exactly what happened, making certain it never happened again? And now all of a sudden we are going to be pro-terrorist groups? And that’s the position that the Democrat Party is taking in this between Hamas and Israel. I find it very troubling.”