WASHINGTON – In an interview with Newsmax on Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) discussed the lack of transparency surrounding the growing crisis at our southern border and U.S. increasing debt as the Biden administration continues its reckless spending.
A video of the interview can be found here, and excerpts are below.
“I think it’s kind of obvious exactly what the Biden administration’s doing here. They want to make sure that there aren’t any more pictures coming out of that Donna facility, and so they are getting different detention facilities to house these migrants so we can’t take pictures of it. They’ve been keeping the press out of Donna. They tried to prevent us from taking any pictures or releasing them. They were good enough to let us keep our phones, but then when we started taking pictures, our Biden administration minders were very similar to when you’re in communist China.”
“The press is by and large ignoring this, and once they start dispersing these migrants to different facilities or to hotel rooms, there won’t be any pictures available. So the result will be that there will be no story even though, Rob, over the last 28 days there were on average 5,900 migrants that have been apprehended at the southwest border each and every day. That’s a large caravan each and every day and there’s no end in sight. Of course as those numbers increase in terms of apprehensions, a lot more migrants get away, either known or unknown getaways. There’s a whole lot more drugs that could be trafficked over a very porous border, because CBP is all tied up trying to take care, as compassionately as they know how to, these migrant families and children.”
“The fact that the Federal Reserve is printing all this money and keeping interest rates ultra-low, who does that harm? It harms retirees on fixed incomes. And of course, if we inflate ourselves out of this debt, that’s going to harm those exact same retirees on fixed incomes but also low income individuals. So you have to understand the long term consequences of this as well as the dependency.”