Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday that the “irony” and chaos at the southern border would once have been dismissed as “some sort of movie on Netflix.”
“If I had told anybody 10 years ago that these things would be happening you would say, ‘That’s not true, that’s some sort of movie on Netflix,’ but it is. It’s happening, it’s ridiculousness after ridiculousness; it’s nutty time. I mean that’s what’s happened here,” Rubio said
“And here’s the irony in all this,” Rubio continued. “If you’re not vaccinated and you’re an American you can get fired and you can get denied access to a restaurant but if you’re not vaccinated and you arrive here illegally you get to enter the country and stay. Think how absurd that is.” (RELATED: Immigrants Will Need To Be Vaccinated To Apply For Benefits)
The senator maintained that the Biden administration is following this policy because “there is a hard core base in the Democratic Party which happens to be the people in many cases who knock on doors, that send them these dollar donations” that Rubio said ultimately result in millions of dollars in fundraising.
Rubio said “these radical activists” don’t really believe there should be any border at all. “They honestly don’t. They believe in the free flow of people across borders” and that anyone who wants to come and live in America should not be impeded by laws or border security. (RELATED: Sen. John Kennedy Rips Biden After News Of $2 BillionHalt To Border Wall)
White House press secretary Jen Psaki has dodged questions about whether illegal immigrants entering the country are subject to COVID-19 testing.
Psaki has said, “There certainly is not an open border” when confronted with that allegation by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy.