Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., speaks before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 in Washington. (Ting Shen/Pool via AP)
UPDATED 9:35 AM PT – Monday, September 27, 2021
GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) blasted Joe Biden over his handling of the southern border. In an interview over the weekend, the Tennessee lawmaker said Biden is “turning every town into a border town and every state into a border state” through his decisions.
The Republican asserted that the situation at southern border is not only a national security crisis, but also a humanitarian, health and environmental crisis. Blackburn stressed her constituents are very concerned about the impact of Biden’s approach to illegal immigration.
“This is Biden’s border policy and it’s not a border security policy or a homeland security policy, it is an open border policy,” she stated. “And they are very concerned about the long-term effects of this…of having individuals illegally enter the country, not knowing who is coming in, why they’re coming in.”
Sen. Blackburn also suggested the Biden administration has not properly vetted all Afghan evacuees that have been let into the nation.