Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) blasted President Joe Biden for his opposition to Arizona’s new voting law during Fox News’ “Hannity” Wednesday night, claiming the Commander-in-Chief cares more about politics than securing the Southern Border.
“What the people of Arizona did was to say to their elected representatives, ‘Hi there, you are going to need to put a good law in place to verify who you are in order to vote.’ This is important to Arizona due to what is happening at the Southern Border,” Blackburn said.
“And now the Biden DOJ is so busy suing states like Arizona, for doing their constitutional duty, and passing something, that the people of the state want,” she added. “But the Biden DOJ is too busy to go after drug traffickers and human traffickers and go work on helping DHS secure that southern border. I mean, you just can’t even make this kind of stuff up. We have the biggest humanitarian crisis ever taking place at our southern border.”
The GOP Senator continued, “It has been declared the most dangerous migrant land route on the face of the earth. It’s worse than Afghanistan, China, Iran, Russia, North Korea, when you look at dangerous migrant land routes.”
Blackburn’s comments come after Biden’s Department of Justice sued the state of Arizona for passing the aforementioned legislation, requiring state residents to supply proof of citizenship before they can cast their ballots.
The law, known as House Bill 2492, would not take effect until January 1, 2023 — but that hasn’t stopped the Justice Department from alleging the legislation would violate the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as well as the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
This news also comes after Arizona’s Attorney General sent a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey earlier this week, calling on him to declare the illegal immigration crisis an “invasion.”
It also comes on the heels of Texas counties appealing to Gov. Greg Abbott to declare the flood of illegal immigrants as a foreign “invasion” as well.