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Sen. Tuberville disappointed in Senate Republicans: 'giving up' on the border

Tuberville criticized the foreign aid bill, stating that it does nothing to protect American citizens.

Published: February 8, 2024 4:06pm

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., lamented on Thursday that Senate Republicans seemed to have given up on securing the U.S.-Mexico border.

"We're all disappointed that we're giving up. It seems like we're kind of giving up as a caucus on our border," Tuberville said on the "John Solomon Reports" podcast.  

On Thursday, the Democrat-led Senate advanced a $95 billion foreign aid bill that removed U.S. border security revisions and includes foreign aid package deals to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.

Tuberville criticized the bill, stating that it doesn't do anything to protect American citizens, but secures billions of dollars to protect other countries' borders.

"The American people should hold all of us accountable for this because we're getting overrun at the border and it's costing us billions of dollars," he said. "Crime is everywhere and it's getting worse. And the Democrats don't care. They're globalists and they want the borders open."

Tuberville also said that there are a growing number of Republicans on Capitol Hill that are getting frustrated with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's leadership.

"I wish he would be more forceful and be more of a leader," he said, regarding McConnell. "Since his fall last year, about a year ago, he was having problems ... being able to get through a day. I think he's gotten better. But in this situation and in this day in time, when our country's on fire, and every country across the world looks like kicking up dust and trying to make war, we need strong leadership."


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