The following is a rush transcript of Todd’s interview with Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
TODD: [00:51:04] Senator, you’ve been crisscrossing the state of Tennessee. I know yesterday over near Jackson, you did an interview with the local reporters talking about the latest at the border crisis. And you pointed out that the president has just basically laid out a welcome mat to illegals. What are we looking at now? How bad are things now at the border?
BLACKBURN: [00:51:27] You know, Todd, your listeners I would say, should be paying attention to the fact that our Border Patrol has now apprehended 500,000 people at this border, that is since Joe Biden raised his hand and took the oath of office. 500,000 illegal entrants into this country. And we need to go back to building that wall.
We also need to make certain that if the federal government is going to go back to the Obama practice of transporting these individuals to communities around the country, that first of all, they’re going to call and ask permission and be transparent.
We know that with what has happened in Tennessee, our governor was contacted. He said they would declined the request to take these migrant children. And you know what? The federal government sent them anyway. And this causes pressure on the local communities.
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