Cornyn Previews Texas Border Trip with GOP Colleagues

On the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed his upcoming trip to McAllen, Texas with Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-SD) and Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Katie Britt (R-AL), and Pete Ricketts (R-NE). Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.

“Over the first two years of the Biden administration, we've broken one record after another when it comes to migration.”

“The scope and scale of this crisis is absolutely unprecedented, and it's having a major impact on our border security missions.”

“I'm eager to return this evening to the Texas southern border with another group of colleagues. Senators Thune from South Dakota, Senator Wicker from Mississippi, Senators Fischer and Ricketts from Nebraska, and Senator Britt from Alabama will join me for a series of tours and meetings in the Rio Grande Valley starting this evening.”

“We'll receive a tour of the border from some of the dedicated law enforcement officials who protect it. We'll get a look at one of the border processing centers and learn about the challenges they're facing due to the sheer volume of migrants crossing the border every day.”

“We'll talk to local law enforcement officials as well, the sheriffs, the private landowners on how this flood of humanity is impacting their communities. We'll receive briefings about efforts to secure the border.”

“It's important that as many Senators as possible see and understand the dynamics of what's happening. If we're going to have a shot at fixing this mess, which can only happen on a bipartisan basis, then everyone needs to know what we're up against.”

“I appreciate my colleagues – these colleagues as well as other colleagues – who've taken the time to visit the border and learn from the people who know it best.”

“I'm especially thankful that they take the time to share their perspective with our other Senate colleagues, so we can work together to, hopefully, finally address this crisis.”


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