Blackburn and Hagerty Introduce Bill to Leave Border Restrictions in Place

Blackburn and Hagerty


Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would limit President Joe Biden’s ability to roll back current border restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The legislation, known as the SHIELD Act, strengthens Title 42, which was put into place by former President Donald Trump in an effort to limit the coronavirus over the course of the pandemic

Reports have surfaced that Biden will roll back the regulation that allowed border officials to deny entry to individuals who potentially pose a health risk, such as COVID-19.

Blackburn argued the move could jeopardize the health of Americans across the country.

“Ending Title 42 is just another step in Joe Biden’s open border agenda. Title 42 is the last line of defense CBP has to address this historic border crisis. Biden has made it clear that he will do anything to allow illegal aliens to flood our country and appease the radical left, including putting the health and safety of Americans in jeopardy,” she said.

Hagerty also took aim at Biden’s decision — claiming Biden is putting politics above the health of American citizens.

“This is not only anti-border-security, but anti-science. It would invite nearly 1,000,000 border crossers expelled under this policy since March 2020 and many others to try again without threat of removal, despite that Mexico and Central America continue to see significant COVID spread. President Biden is elevating far-left politics over protecting Americans’ health and ending the border crisis, which is why I’m co-sponsoring the SHIELD Act to keep this policy in place,” he added.

The Tennessee lawmakers are not the only elected officials to raise concerns over the prospect of Biden lifting the restriction. Earlier this week, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging him to leave the health restrictions in place.

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6 Thoughts to “Blackburn and Hagerty Introduce Bill to Leave Border Restrictions in Place”

  1. Ms Independent

    Two biggest rhinos in Tennessee except mr lee. They will be responsible for turning the state blue

  2. Karen

    I have an idea for Hagerty and Blackburn! Please publicly call for Mitch McConnell to step down as leader and then you will be serving Tennesseans! Tennesseans supported Trump not Swamp creature/RINO/Warmonger McConnell!

  3. Mark Knofler

    YAWN! More Kabuki Theater from these two. #VotetheBumsOut!

  4. Kevin

    Blah, blah blah! It’s easy to act all righteous and indignant when you know that your votes or your Bills are meaningless and DOA!

    Where were these two on January 6th, when we needed them to stand strong! Lucifer will be putting on long underwear before I vote for either of these two again!

  5. Nancy

    Thank you Tennessee Star for putting RINO Hagerty picture next Blackburn! The picture reminds me of the broken promises Hagerty and Blackburn made to Tennesseans to support Senator Cruz and the voter integrity act! They Think Mitch mcConnell is in touch with Tennesseans! Wrong! Primary RINO Blackburn in 2024!!!

  6. Trevor

    Hagerty and Blackburn are protectors of the GOP RINOs like leader Mitch McConnell! Hagerty and Blackburn promised to support the voter integrity act instead caved into the McConnell DC swamp and broke their promises! Blackburn and Hagerty, full time defenders of the DC swamp and part time defenders of Tennesseans! As an example both support warmonger/ never Trumper Mitch McConnell! Please resign Blackburn and Hagerty you represent broken promises and are out of touch with Tennesseans that support President Trump!

    Dr Manny please primary RINO Marsha Blackburn! Blackburn is a Swamp creature since 2003!