Is Congress more concerned about Ukraine’s fight with Russia than about border crossings into U.S.?
US Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) thinks that’s the case.
Johnson said last week on WIZM’s La Crosse Talk that while most members of Congress support the people of Ukraine, he feels Russia is not going to lose the fight, so spending U.S. money in that battle wouldn’t help.
“People raise the issue that Biden administration Democrats are more concerned about Ukraine’s border than they are our own southwest,” Johnson said, “so there is definitely a move to tie any additional funding to Ukraine to real border security, to stop the flow, the massive flow of illegal immigrants.”
Johnson said about 6 million people either have crossed into the U.S. from Mexico illegally or have been caught trying, though he did not denote the time frame, he appears to be talking about since 2020.
Johnson criticized Wisconsin’s other senator, Democrat Tammy Baldwin, for votes against finishing a border fence. Baldwin is running for reelection in 2024.
Johnson said he has been leading an effort to avoid a government shutdown and some Democrats have joined his party in that funding plan, but he said that doesn’t include Baldwin.
“Our Senator from Wisconsin, Tammy Baldwin, voted against that, so apparently, she’s happy to continue to risk government shutdowns,” Johnson said, “so hopefully, Wisconsinites will hold her and other Democrats accountable.”