Tennessee senator Marsha Blackburn (R) got swept away by a slush of mockery on Tuesday after she tried to attack the Biden administration’s immigration policy by saying that residents of her state wanted a wall on “our” border.
Blackburn was apparently responding to the White House recently announcing the end of a CDC rule allowing DHS agents at the border to turn away migrants seeking asylum due to Covid fears.
However, Tennessee is nowhere near the US’s southern border with Mexico; as such, Blackburn’s insistence that residents in her state supported the construction of a border wall sparked an avalanche of ridicule across social media.
One user wrote: “[t]ell Tennesseans their southern border is with Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, and that neither of three states will pay for that wall.”
“But then people from Alabama won’t be able to come in,” tweeted Journalist Molly Jong-Fast.
Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, replied by writing: “Tennesseeans finally telling Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia what’s what.”
Check Blackburn’s tweet and other responses below:
Tennesseans want a wall on our southern border.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) April 11, 2022
wouldn't you think they'd want walls on north west and east sides, but NOT the southern side?
— Kate (@SageBrightHeart) April 12, 2022
But then people from Alabama won’t be able to come in.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) April 12, 2022
How in the world do you know what Tennessee wants? https://t.co/pMZIuPLBQo
— Shannon Angel (@73SNAngel) April 11, 2022
You don't HAVE a southern border, Miss Home Ec.
But your dear old Daddy would surely appreciate your nasty racism! pic.twitter.com/cVx0tDMbUN
— Dr. Ohm 🇺🇲🌊🇺🇦 (@HereToRebuild) April 11, 2022
Someone want to point out Tennessee on a map for this woman? https://t.co/A9dh645DyC
— K.C. Banks – Republican Warship… GFY! (@kenbax47) April 11, 2022
Why are you so afraid of the residents of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/tjdYdQCYmQ
— 🌊 #VeryAsian 🌊 Eric (@ektaka) April 12, 2022
What does TN have against MS, AL, and GA? You share a border with three states?
— Bruno in the Bay (@BrunoTheGreat32) April 11, 2022
— Britt Nessie (@DemocraticDaisy) April 12, 2022
I can understand why you wouldn't want people from Alabama and Mississippi coming into your state. But, walls have never worked.
— Emily Mason (@EmilyMason1192) April 11, 2022
— 🇺🇸JL NEWELL🇺🇦🌻🌈🌞 (@Jasonleetweet) April 11, 2022
So build one. There's a bunch of scrap metal from the one trump built in AZ you can probably buy pretty cheap. It didn't survive the first monsoon season here. pic.twitter.com/MSc834roMb
— 🌊🌈🌵Kἶოἶղმz🌵🌈 🌊 (@jarringcreation) April 11, 2022
when @CheriJacobus called you a bag of hair, she was being generous
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) April 12, 2022