Top Republican Praises Governors That Have Been Sending Illegal Immigrants To Democrat Areas

Top Republican Praises Governors That Have Been Sending Illegal Immigrants To Democrat Areas

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) praised Republican governors that have been sending illegal immigrants to Demcorat-controlled areas, saying that he thought it was a “good idea.”

The praise from McConnell comes after Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) have sent illegal immigrants to various cities, including Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York City, and Martha’s Vineyard.

“I think it’s pretty clear that regardless of what we may be debating here in the Senate, the American people are focused mostly on inflation, the crime wave that’s affecting the entire country, and the open borders,” McConnell said. “There’s been a good deal and talk about what some of the governors have done to transport illegal immigrants up to other parts of the country.”

“I personally thought it was a good idea. But if you added up all of the illegals who have been taken to Chicago or Washington, or Martha’s Vineyard, it would be fewer than people down in Texas have to deal with on a daily basis,” he continued. “When the vice president says the border is secure, it’s absurdly incorrect.”

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.@LeaderMcConnell: “There’s been a good deal of talk about what some of the governors have done to transport illegal immigrants up to other parts of the country. I personally thought it was a good idea.” pic.twitter.com/Os9EdGERHM

— CSPAN (@cspan) September 20, 2022

TRANSCRIPT:

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL: Good afternoon, everyone. I think it’s pretty clear that regardless of what we may be debating here in the Senate, the American people are focused mostly on inflation, the crime wave that’s affecting the entire country, and the open borders. There’s been a good deal and talk about what some of the governors have done to transport illegal immigrants up to other parts of the country. I personally thought it was a good idea. But if you added up all of the illegals who have been taken to Chicago or Washington, or Martha’s Vineyard, it would be fewer than people down in Texas have to deal with on a daily basis. When the vice president says the border is secure, it’s absurdly incorrect. And I think these are the kinds of things the American people would look to this administration for some solutions on and so far, they are lacking.

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