Busloads of illegal immigrants were dropped off in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) said Wednesday on the Todd Starnes Show.
“One of my friends sent me photos just over this past weekend of busses that came in to Knoxville and unloaded a number of people,” the Republican lawmaker told Starnes.
Following is a rush transcript of the interview. Listen to the entire conversation by clicking here.
TODD: [01:26:10] You mentioned the governor of Tennessee and he’s had a bit of an issue with the Biden administration. We’re talking about Bill Lee, the Republican governor, and he told the Biden administration. Hey, look, we can’t handle these illegal aliens that you’re sending to other states, and instead of, you know, following the governor’s guidance, they sent planes in the dead of night into Chattanooga and who knows where else dropping off these these illegals that now we, the citizens of Tennessee have to pay for.
SEN. HAGERTY: [01:26:41] Todd, we’ve been all over this. Marsha Blackburn and I have been on this from the very beginning. There were four private planes that came in to Chattanooga. That’s what you saw the reports on. They actually had it on film. They came in after 1:00 a.m. A friend of mine was literally on a commercial flight, an American Airlines flight from Dallas into Chattanooga. That flight landed again after 1:00 a.m. He said that he saw a group of young men in sort of the age range he thought was 12 to 14 years of age. He talked to the person who was escorting them. He said the person was bilingual. He was speaking to the to the young men in Spanish, but that he was explaining to him that they were taking these young men to Chattanooga to put them into a shelter there.
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