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GOP senator: 'Every town is a border town' until Trump closes southern border


Added 04-01-19 02:57:02pm EST - “Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said Monday that every U.S. city would be a "border town" until President Trump follows through with his threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “GOP senator: 'Every town is a border town' until Trump closes southern border”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Sen. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnSenate GOP proposes constitutional amendment to keep Supreme Court at 9 seats Taylor Swift says she wants to get more involved in politics Bipartisan lawmakers introduce resolution supporting vaccines MORE (R-Tenn.) said Monday that every U.S. city would be a "border town" until President TrumpDonald John TrumpMigrants cleared from enclosure beneath El Paso bridge after outcry North Korea calls for probe into 'terror attack' on embassy in Spain Buttigieg: 'I have enormous respect' for Hillary Clinton MORE follows through with his threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border. 

“We need to realize until we close the southern border, every town is a border town, every state is a border state, because drugs, human trafficking, sex trafficking, gangs, it’s all there on the southern border,” Blackburn said while speaking on Fox News's "Fox & Friends."

“So the president is right about this. Mexico needs to secure their southern border to end entry into Mexico, and then we do need to do some things there, getting Border Patrol what they need to do their job.”

Blackburn added that the situation at the border is a "national emergency" and that every Democratic lawmaker should work with Republicans to solve the crisis. 

“Every Democrat should come forward and work with us, because this is in our interest to secure it, to stop these drugs coming into our country, to stop the sex trafficking, to stop these gangs," Blackburn said. 

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