Exclusive: TN-5 Candidate Beth Harwell Releases First TV Ad: ‘We Must Secure the Border’

In an exclusive release first obtained by The Tennessee Star, former Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell unveiled her first television ad for the August 4 Republican primary in the race for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat.

In the ad, Harwell calls on Congress to finish former President Donald Trump’s wall, fight for tougher penalties on criminals, and ban sanctuary cities.

The campaign statement on the ad says, “The ad comes off Beth’s visit to the southern border in May, where she gained firsthand experience of the problems that can arise with reckless policies at the border.”

The ad begins with Beth standing in front of the border wall, saying, “America’s illegal immigration crisis starts here at our southern border, but it ends in our own backyards …”

Harwell then goes on to say, “In Congress, I’ll fight to finish President Trump’s wall, fight for tougher penalties on criminals, and ban sanctuary cities.”

The Tennessee Star previously reported Monday that Harwell released an 8-point plan to secure the border. Her plan calls for finishing Trump’s wall, keeping Title 42 in place, expanding on the American Governors’ Border Strike Force, hiring more border patrol, stopping sanctuary cities, making sure localities work with ICE, ending catch-and-release, and continuing the Remain in Mexico policy.

Harwell’s campaign confirmed that she visited the U.S. southern border on May 26, making her the first TN-5 candidate to make that trip.

In a statement released alongside her border plan on Monday, Harwell said, “America’s illegal immigration crisis starts at our southern border, but it ends in our own backyards. The soaring numbers of crime, human trafficking, opioids, and fentanyl are the result of reckless policies coming from the Biden administration.”

Harwell additionally said that Biden’s policies “have created a national security issue at the southern border. Just last year.”

She added, “2 million illegal immigrants tried to cross the border, according to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. The refusal to enforce immigration laws by the Biden administration has invited the cartels to run rampant with drug smuggling and human trafficking across our border. Enacting the following proposals will slow the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border.”

The August 4 Republican primary is only seven weeks away.

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Aaron Gulbransen is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]. Follow Aaron on GETTRTwitterTruth Social, and Parler.
Photo “Beth Harwell ” by Beth Harwell for TN. 

 

 

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  1. Stuart I. Anderson

    Someone please tell Andy Ogles early voting will begin in less than a month. It’s time to let the 85% of the Republican voters in the Fifth District who never heard of him in on the fact that he exists and he is running for Congress.

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