Senator Blackburn Supports Flood Recovery Efforts on SuperTalk with Brian Wilson

NASHVILLE, TENN. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Brian Wilson on SuperTalk 99.7 WTN to discuss the devastating flood in Middle Tennessee and the current crisis in Afghanistan.

Click here to listen to the full interview.

Tennessee’s Deadly Floods Caused Unbelievable Damage

“We have been hard at work with these counties and especially Humphreys County, Waverly, where the governor, Senator Hagerty, and I were on Sunday trying to address these needs. I talked with Secretary Mayorkas, the governor talked with the FEMA administrator. We got the declaration done, and it has been approved. It’s going to be resources heading into these counties that have been so adversely impacted…We saw houses that were lifted up off their foundation, not just one or two, but many houses that were lifted up. They’re in the middle of the road or they got pushed into the house next door…The volume of water and then the force of that water that came up so quickly it was unbelievable.”

Biden Stranded Americans And Allies In Afghanistan

“[My office] has over 2,000 names of individuals that are citizens, Afghan partners, NATO partners, and missionaries working with NGOs that are trying to get out of Afghanistan. These are the names [my office] has turned over to the U.S. Department of State…It is horrific that the White House will not admit that they have messed this up. They have people that are indeed stranded. They cannot leave the house, or the Taliban will kill them. They tried to get to the airport, and they cannot get through the Taliban.”

The Biden Administration’s Silence Is Shameful

“[Biden] is going to have to say we will not leave until we get everyone out, every U.S. citizen, every one that has been given a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV). All these women and children, if they survive, they’re basically locked in the house. They can’t go to school, show their face, they can’t go anywhere. We know that women are being raped, they’re being forced to marry these Taliban fighters. We know what is going on, and it is shameful that the administration will not admit this. The White House will not admit what is happening on the ground.”

BACKGROUND:

  • Senator Blackburn’s office has received requests to help over 2,000 people on the ground in Afghanistan.

Senator Blackburn’s office has been working with the State Department, which is overwhelmed and being set up for failure by President Biden.

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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