On the heels of a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border with U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) gave a startling account of the "humanitarian crisis" she witnessed on the trip.
During an interview with Mobile radio's FM Talk 106.5, Alabama's new junior U.S. Senator hammered the Biden administration for allowing criminal activity that would not be tolerated from a "third-world country."
"It's a humanitarian crisis," she said. "By saying this border is open, and by telling these people - and by telling them 'come one, come all,' we are putting them in harm's way. One of the women told us when you look at the TikTok and social media, the drug cartels are putting out and saying, 'Yeah, we'll get you across for $5,000, for $8,000. And if you can't pay, you pay in other ways.' Jeff, we know what that means. We know what that means for that young woman if she has to, quote, 'pay in other ways.'"
"It is disgusting that we are allowing this to happen on the soil of the United States of America," Britt continued. "We are behaving in a way we wouldn't tolerate from a third-world country. And I want us to know we are the United States of America, and it is time for us to start acting like it."
Jeff Poor is the executive editor of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.
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