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Tim Scott Floats Innovative New Plan to Finally Secure U.S. Southern Border

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) reportedly stated during the first Republican Party presidential primary debate on Wednesday night that the 87,000 IRS staff sponsored by the Biden administration might be fired and replaced with border officers to help secure the southern border.

“Let’s fire the 87,000 IRS agents and hire, or double, the number of Border Patrol agents. I just left Yuma, Arizona, about two weeks ago. The most pressing need of the American people, from a national security standpoint, is our southern border. It has led to the death of 70,000 Americans because of fentanyl.” The Senator from South Carolina said.

“Plus, six million illegal crossings since President Biden has taken office, and 200 people on our national security watchlists have been caught at our border. How many have not been caught at our southern border? If we just spent $10 billion we could finish the wall. For $5 billion more, we could have military-grade technology to surveil our southern border to stop the flow of fentanyl, and save 70,000 Americans a year.” he continued.

Scott went on to claim he would complete the border wall as his first priority.

Following the debate, Scott discussed his performance with Fox News host Sean Hannity and criticized some of the on-stage argumentation that occurred.

“I felt like I wanted to have a conversation, an adult conversation, about why America can do for anyone what she’s done for me. We didn’t spend enough time talking about the challenges we have at our southern border. We didn’t talk long enough about the challenges that we have with China. It’s not the strength of China, it’s the weakness of Biden, that’s the problem that we face as a nation.” he said.

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