Fleischmann at Southern Border: I Can Tell You First Hand, That What We Are Seeing is a Humanitarian Crisis of a Tremendous Scale

EL PASO, TX — U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03), the Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on the House Appropriations Committee issued the following statement after traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border with Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and fellow House Republicans:

“Today, I joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and some of my Republican colleagues on the southern border. I can tell you first hand, that what we are seeing is a humanitarian crisis of a tremendous scale. It is abundantly clear that President Biden’s disastrous open border policies – after only two months in office – have caused a grave crisis. I encourage President Biden to work with Republicans and make border security a top priority. I will be pushing for robust funding to secure America’s southern border and address this humanitarian crisis in my role as the Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on the House Appropriations Committee. The long-term effects of this crisis will be devastating for our nation if we do not act immediately.” 

Rep. Fleischmann spoke at a press conference at the southern border earlier today. You can view his remarks HERE.

Rep. Fleischmann also wrote an op-ed on the crisis at the southern border which can be found on Fox News.

Photos Courtesy of the Office of U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann are attached.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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