While Democrat Phil Bredesen was on stage at a concert Monday evening, an army of thousands of migrants are slowly working their way toward the southern border.
President Donald Trump alerted the military on Monday, as the army of migrants from Honduras crossed into Mexico, Breitbart said.
“I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy [sic],” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Must change laws!”, Breitbart reported.
And while President Trump has promised to maintain the rule of law and ensure that U.S. immigration policies are being followed, some of Bredesen’s key supporters want the opposite – to end the Immigration and Customs Enforcement service, the Republican National Committee said in a press release.
Bredesen is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Bob Corker (R-TN).
U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), the first senator to call for abolishing ICE, stumped for Phil Bredesen’s campaign in the “I Will Vote Rally” at Third Man Records in Nashville, The Tennessee Star reported earlier this month. She has donated $5,000 to Bredesen, the RNC said.
The Hill quoted Gillibrand as saying, “[T]hat’s why I believe you should get rid of it, start over, reimagine it and build something that actually works.”
Bredesen also took $10,000 from U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), another leading Abolish ICE voice.
The San Fransisco Chronicle quoted Harris as saying, “I think there’s no question that we’ve got to critically re-examine ICE and its role and the way that it is being administered and the work it is doing,” Harris told MSNBC over the weekend. “And we need to probably think about starting from scratch.”
Garren Shipley, RNC spokesman, said, “Phony Phil can spend all the time on stage he wants, but Tennesseans know where he stands – with the open borders, Abolish ICE crowd led by Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris. Money talks, and their money says Phil Bredesen is a vote against ICE, and a vote for open borders.”
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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.