Following the failed impeachment attempt of Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, many Americans now hold out little hope of closing the southern border and stemming the tide of criminal aliens flowing into the country, short of a Republican victory in the November General Election.

However, even with President Donald Trump back in the White House, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) said Thursday on "I'm Right" with Jesse Kelley that the damage is already done, referring to the millions of illegal aliens now residing in the United States as the "most devastating thing" to happen in his lifetime.

"It's over… They're here. They're not going home," Tuberville said. "We might be able to send a few of them home, but they've let their prisons out in Venezuela; they've done everything they can possibly do to ruin our country."

Tuberville said he pointedly asked his Democrat colleagues why they could not see the dire situation at the southern border.

"What is it that you don't understand about our country is getting overrun by people that don't know anything about our country, they can't help our country whatsoever and it's going to cost us a fortune and it's going to cause crime to go out the roof. What is it you don't understand?"

Tuberville said "we're all for immigration" when migrants are vetted and chosen for how they can benefit the country as opposed to criminally entering the country with unknown intent.

"We can bring a million people in a year," he added. "We can bring in people that can speak our language, are educated, they can help us become a better country. But that's not what [the Democrats] want. They want voters. At the end of the day, that's what this is all about."

Tuberville didn't reserve his ire only for Democrats but criticized Republicans for not forcing the issue.

"It is going to be devastating to these next few generations coming up," he said. "Heaven help us if we don't get something done at the border. That's the reason I'm really disgusted with the Republican Party."

Republicans should have refused to vote on or consider any other matter until the border was closed, Tuberville said.

"We have had the opportunity to say, 'Listen, we are going to take our ball and go home, and we're not going to pass anything for the rest of this term … until you close that damn border because it is killing the American people.' But we won't do it," he added.

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