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During the month of August, the number of illegal immigrants crossing at the southern border was at a record high under the failures of the Biden administration.
“President Biden talks a lot about democracy, as he should,” Senator Kennedy said during an appearance on Fox News.
Kennedy said, “Democracy depends on the mutual acceptance of the rules, norms, and institutions. President Biden’s southern border policy has undermined that principle. He has completely opened the southern border, and he has looked the American people in the eye, and he has lied and said the border’s closed.”
Democracy depends on everyone accepting rules and norms.
But Pres. Biden’s southern border policy undermines that basic American principle. #BorderCrisis pic.twitter.com/A80uOKzDuz
— John Kennedy (@SenJohnKennedy) September 20, 2022
Customs and Border Protection said that with one month left in the fiscal year, the number of illegal immigrants surpassed the 1,734,686 recorded in the 2021 federal fiscal year.
The illegal immigrants from Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua made up over one-third of those arrested.
Kennedy said Americans do not “have a low tolerance for morons.”
“They don’t like being treated like a moron. They don’t like the president lying to them, and when they call the president out, they don’t like the president calling them Nazis and racists,” Kennedy continued.
“Most Americans support legal immigration,” Kennedy added, noting that “the whole world wants to come here.”
“When is the last time you saw somebody trying to sneak into China? They want to come to America, and Americans support that,” he concluded.
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Kennedy said Americans know the difference between right and wrong.
“The American people feel that illegal immigration is illegal. I mean, ‘Duh,’” he said.
He said fearing for the nation’s safety is not evidence of bias.
“The American people look at the southern border like they look at their home,” he said.
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“Most Americans lock their front door at night,” Kennedy said. “They don’t lock their front door at night because they hate everybody on the outside. They lock their front door at night because they love people on the inside, and they want to know who’s coming in and out of their house, and that’s the way most Americans look at the southern border.”