Sens. Lindsey Graham, Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, and other Republicans thought it would be a good photo-op to tour the border in an armed boat. They were wrong.
Video of some of America’s least popular politicians floating on boat to look tough:
Republican senators arrive at a U.S.-Mexico border site in an armed boat. pic.twitter.com/FH0zR7wWYq
— The Recount (@therecount) March 26, 2021
The mocking has been swift and severe:
In the Deliverance remake, the dangerous hillbillies are the ones in the boat. pic.twitter.com/0JoCRL8C2f
— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) March 26, 2021
This sequel to Deliverance sucks. pic.twitter.com/nI3bZvIkJ6
— Cancel Cultural Attache (@Amanda_Kerri) March 27, 2021
Full metal jackasses. pic.twitter.com/FPMT0Q27wi
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) March 27, 2021
A bunch of rich middle-aged white guys throw on some camo and think that they are making a political point about the border by rolling down the river slow enough for cameras to catch them while doing their best to look tough.
The polling has flipped on immigration. Americans want more immigration, not less, and just 8% of those polled say it is the most important issue in the country.
Republicans are trying to make an issue out of something that over 90% of the country doesn’t care about, and those who do care want more immigration, not less.
The little publicity stunt that Senate Republicans pulled backfired on them by showing how unpopular and out of step they are on this issue. Republicans still haven’t learned that when they run on hard-line immigration positions, they lose elections and embarrass themselves.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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