WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding today’s vote on the president’s southern border emergency declaration:
“Later today, the Senate will vote on a resolution related to the state of emergency the president has declared on our southern border. Let me first say that I support the president’s decision. So I will vote today to uphold it and reject this resolution of disapproval. But I want to begin where this whole discussion should begin. Beyond all the partisan rhetoric and denials of reality that we see from our friends across the aisle.
“Just the facts of the matter. And the facts are not ambiguous: There is a clear border security and humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the United States of America. It was only last week that the president’s top officials in the matter — Secretary Nielsen and CBP Commissioner McAleenan — each came before Congress to once again spell this out. The man charged with protecting our nation’s borders didn’t mince words ahead of last week’s hearing. Quote: ‘The system is well beyond capacity, and remains at the breaking point.’ Read More
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