(DCWatchdog.com) – One vital issue the nation is facing on President Joe Biden’s watch will decide the outcome of the 2024 election, according to a Republican US senator – and that is no other than the outrageous invasion of the US by millions of Third World illegal immigrants through the Southern Border.
The issue of border security is poised to be a pivotal factor in the 2024 presidential election, Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) has predicted in an interview with Newsmax.
He said that the Republican Party should continue to withhold billions of dollars in new security assistance for pro-Western Ukraine, the victim of Russia’s aggression, and long-time US ally Israel, recently attacked by Iranian-proxy terrorists, until stricter immigration control measures are implemented.
On Thursday, in a 51-49 vote along party lines, the Senate failed to pass an emergency spending bill to help Ukraine and Israel.
The bill required 60 votes to initiate debate, leaving the $110.5 billion measure in limbo.
“In the five years I’ve been here, this is one of the most serious issues, which was a big issue back in 2018 when I ran for Senate, through the Trump administration it got down to where there were very few illegal crossings and then open border policies as soon as [President Joe] Biden got elected,” Braun declared.
“That has been brewing as a key issue, and I believe, along with a weak economy, November 2024, that will be what litigates the election. This is the first time in my time here where there were 41 Republicans that said until we secure the southern border, we can’t attend to any of this other stuff and its not to mention that all this aid will be 100% borrowed money to boot,” the Indiana senator elaborated.
Braun also emphasized the influence of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in this process.
“He will try to spin it in a way that says, ‘We can’t do all of that,’ but I hope Republicans hold strong. It’s the first time we’ve had us all together on this key issue,” the GOP lawmaker asserted.
Republicans are demanding stricter immigration policies and bolstering the southern border’s security.
“Today’s vote is what it takes for the Democratic leader to recognize that Senate Republicans mean what we say… Let’s finally start meeting America’s national security priorities, including right here at home,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell stated on Wednesday.