Tennessee Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, both Republicans, issued statements Monday criticizing the Trump administration for separating children from their parents when detained at the U.S./Mexico border, as the Times Free Press reported:
“While the issues surrounding our immigration system are complex, we can all agree that innocent children should be protected and not used for deterrence,” said Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
He said the administration “should use all tools available to stop needless family separation without delay, and Congress should act swiftly to address the serious challenges facing our nation’s immigration system.”
Alexander’s statement read, “Illegal immigration is against the law but new enforcement policies have resulted in hundreds of children being separated from their parents. The administration should end that new policy immediately while Congress works with the president on a bipartisan immigration solution that secures the border, provides a status for those already here and prevents a humanitarian crisis at the border.”
SuperTalk 99.7 WTN veteran broadcaster Brian Wilson, host of Nashville’s Morning News,took up the subject in his broadcast on Tuesday, explaining that “The president is enforcing the rule of law. President Obama did not.”
The law requiring the separation of children illegally crossing the border from the adults illegally crossing the border under certain circumstances was signed by President George W. Bush.
After playing an extended audio clip of President Trump’s recent comments, including blaming Democrats for obstructing any legislation to solve the issues at the border and calling for them to negotiate, Wilson said, “I predict they won’t do that because they don’t really want to solve the problem, they want the issue. They want to pound the table. They need something that gets them into the midterm elections and this is it.”
Wilson added that if Democrats succeed, they will “turn back the clock” and return to Obama era policies on immigration. He credited Trump for enforcing the law, while saying former President Barack Obama did not.
He also slammed Republicans in general and GOP Sens. Corker and Alexander in particular for abandoning Trump on the issue and siding with the Democrats.
Eleven other Republican senators–including such well known “RINOs” as Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), as well has long-time Never Trumper Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) have joined Corker and Alexander in their call for President Trump to stop enforcing our immigration law at the border.
The majority of Republican senators–38 as of the publication of this article–remain steadfast in their support of President Trump and his commitment to the rule of law.
The full Brian Wilson segment is available via audio below.