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Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz mocked when the GOP Armed Border Tour backfired

Sens. Lindsey Graham, Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, and other Republicans thought it would be a good photo op to explore the border in an armed boat. You were wrong.

Video of some of America’s least popular politicians floating on the boat to look tough:

Republican senators arrive at a border town between the United States and Mexico in an armed boat. pic.twitter.com/FH0zR7wWYq

– The recount (@therecount) March 26, 2021

The mockery was quick and severe:

In the Deliverance remake, the dangerous hillbillies are the ones in the boat. pic.twitter.com/0JoCRL8C2f

– Medieval Uprising (@middleageriot) March 26, 2021

This sequel to Deliverance sucks. pic.twitter.com/nI3bZvIkJ6

– Cancel cultural attaché (@Amanda_Kerri) March 27, 2021

Full metal donkey. pic.twitter.com/FPMT0Q27wi

– Steve Marmel (@Marmel) March 27, 2021

A bunch of rich middle-aged white men put on camouflage, believing they are making a political point about the border by rolling down the river slowly enough for cameras to catch them while they do their best to look tough .

The survey has had an impact on immigration. Americans want more immigration, not less, and only 8% of respondents say this is the most important issue in the country.

Republicans try to make a problem out of something over 90% of the country doesn’t care, and those who care want more immigration, not less.

The little publicity stunt that the Senate Republicans have tried failed by showing how unpopular and inappropriate they are on the issue. Republicans still have not learned that they will lose elections and embarrass themselves if they run for tough immigration positions.

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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.

Awards and professional memberships

Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association

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