U.S. Rep. Mark Green Discusses First Two Weeks in Congress, Chides Democrats for Shutdown and Failure to Protect Border

Freshman U.S. Rep. Dr. Mark Green (R-TN-07) provided an update on his first two weeks in Congress in a Facebook video Saturday.

The video is available here on Facebook. The transcript follows.

“It has been emotional to say the least,” Green said. “I raised my hand and I took the oath – the same oath that I took at West Point when I was 17 years old. I just thank the people of the Seventh Congressional District who gave me the opportunity to once again serve our great nation.

“It’s been a challenging two weeks. The government is still shut down. We have federal employees that aren’t getting paid because the Democrats won’t give us 5.7 billion dollars to protect our southern border. Money that they voted on before in the past. Money that they’ve all been quoted saying was needed in the past. And they’re just ignoring the human suffering in our country from things like heroin addiction and overdose and death, the murders. Lindsey Graham  said it the other day – at least our federal employees will get back pay, but the wife of Officer Singh will not get her husband back.

“It’s a national crisis. We’ve got to secure our southern border. This is about the American people, protecting them. I’m heading home to Tennessee today. I want to tell you, just keep the calls coming. My staff is doing a great job keeping up to date on what’s on your hearts back in Tennessee, and I look forward to seeing many of you this weekend when I get back to the district. Thank you again for the opportunity to serve.

The Officer Singh Green referred to is Ronil Singh, an officer from Newman, California, who was allegedly murdered the day after Christmas by an alien with a criminal background who would have qualified for deportation if not for the failure of the Senate to pass the September 2017 Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act. Ironically, Singh was a legal immigrant from Fiji.

Green has been an active poster on Facebook since taking office. His official page is here.

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.
Photo “Mark Green” by Mark Green. 










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