Oklahoma Republican Senator Markwayne Mullin joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to explain why his GOP colleagues are pushing for President Biden to agree to tougher security measures at the U.S. Southern border , which is why they blocked billions of dollars in additional security aid to Ukraine, Israel and the Indo-Pacific.
“We know that Joe Biden wants Ukraine funding. And I’m not saying that I’m totally against it either, because I think we have an obligation to it, because we signed the Budapest Memorandum. They gave up their nuclear weapons because of it. So we’re obligated as a government to do it. But they want it so bad they’re willing to do anything. Well, we want border security. I mean, we’re hitting record highs day after day. I mean, literally, we’re hitting new records. In 2010, 2011, 2013, all the way 2015, we only average 21,000 people a year claiming asylum. And now we’re doing that every other day, seriously, claiming asylum every other day. So we need it. And we know if we say, hey, we’re just going to fund border security, well, they’ll slow walk it. They won’t ever do it. If we say we’re going to put 13 billion towards a wall, okay, they’ll do environmental studies for the next year and a half or the next six years if he gets reelected. So what we’re talking about now is having meaningful reform to the border. And what we’re talking about is having true asylum reform. And one of it is, is you have to claim the asylum to the first country you enter. And we have a contract or a pact with Mexico, the United States and Canada that says if someone comes into your country that they have to claim asylum to you first. Well, we don’t enforce it. We’re the only ones that don’t enforce it. And so 70 percent of the ones crossing our border day by day are from other countries than Mexico. I mean, if we just got that one change, which I think we will be able to do that next week, that that will stem the flow by 70 percent of illegal crossings immediately. And guess what? Joe Biden can’t slow walk that because that’s a legislative change that goes in effect immediately.”
Senator Mullin also tells Jimmy how he’s able to stay in good shape around the holidays. Listen to the podcast to hear what else he had to say!
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