ALGOP Responds to President Trump’s Address on the U.S. National Security Border Crisis

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following statement regarding President Trump’s first Oval Office address to the nation:

“The Alabama Republican Party fully supports President Trump and our U.S. Republican congressional delegation in their efforts to keep our borders secure. Our president gave a firm and factual account of the current crisis at our southern border. Our lack of strong border security has resulted in criminal gangs, drug smugglers and human traffickers pouring into our country and causing unimaginable pain and suffering for many. This is NOT a manufactured crisis. President Trump has a clear purpose- control our borders and ensure our immigration laws are properly followed so Americans can remain safe.”

“Unfortunately, the Democrat response comes as no surprise-obstruct this president for political points or else. The Democrats are on the record calling for border security in the past. Why are they now completely reversing their stance? This is nothing more than a desire to stop President Trump.”

“We call upon Senator Doug Jones to stand with Alabamians first to tighten and secure our nation’s borders. It is time to choose: obstruction or construction.”

“We are truly grateful for our border control agents and law enforcement officers for doing their best to protect our nation. We stand with them.”

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Alabama Republican Party