09/20/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/20/2021 20:44
Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Marco Rubio joined Hannity to discuss the Biden Administration's border disaster, their incompetence in handling COVID-19, and more. See below for highlights and watch the full interview here.
On the crisis at the southern border:
"Joe Biden was elected on the promise that he was going to return normalcy, competency, to the American government… and what you see now is a cascade of calamities and disasters and they were all created by him and by actions he took. You can't go around for months arguing that there's not going to be any border security and creating the perception and the reality that people can enter the country and they're going to get the stay and not expect for thousands of people to come. And what we're witnessing now is heartbreaking to see. It's also unsustainable, and it's 100 percent caused by everything they've said up to this point.
"By the way, where's the Vice President who is supposed to be in charge of the border response? I think right now, she seems to be in the witness protection program because she's nowhere to be seen on that. And I can go on -- we could spend an hour here talking about the cascade of calamities and disasters that have all been brought about by this Administration, their incompetence, and the wrong decisions that they've made."
On the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan:
"Not just Americans, but American permanent residents, green card holders that are literally in hiding. The Associated Press today wrote about it, documented how these people live in darkness hiding, jumping from place to place every night so the Taliban doesn't hunt them down. We know that that is an ongoing situation there…"
On the Biden Administration's handling of General Milley:
"The situation with General Milley -- they didn't create it, but they've got to address it. You can't have the highest ranking military official in this government bragging to a reporter about how they stepped in and superseded the authority of an elected Commander in Chief and actually undermined him by talking to a potential adversary."
On COVID-19 booster shots:
"This was all produced out of the White House. Remember, these were the guys who were saying, we're not going to politicize COVID, we're not going to politicize the vaccine and science, those pronouncements out of the White House about an additional booster shot was a political statement, and the scientists at the FDA, I believe the vote was 16 to 2, rejected it for anyone other than those over a certain age.
"So on issue after issue, it's a broken promise and incompetence. It's not even ideological anymore, it's incompetence and a lack of leadership, and the country is beginning to pay a tremendous price for it."
On how the Biden Administration caused the border crisis:
"They won't acknowledge it because they created it. In interviews with some of the people that have come over, they are all surprised and angry because they say 'we were told that if we came with a child that we could stay.' Others have said they didn't even get a deportation letter because they think they knew some of the legal steps that had been taken. Others have been lied to and told the borders wide open, 'just come on, it's legal now to enter the United States.' Some of them spent thousands of dollars to make that journey. All of it was created by the perception, by the words about the actions of Joe Biden when he was a candidate and then when he took over as President.
"There are multiple countries around that world where you cannot come to the United States, including from some parts of Europe and other parts of the world, legally. You can't buy a plane ticket and fly over with a visa because of COVID restrictions. But we are basically allowing thousands of people to enter the country illegally. No vaccine. No checks whatsoever.
"It's just one more absurdity. It sounds almost so crazy that you can't believe true it's happening all at once, and that's what happens when incompetent people get a hold of the government."
On the Biden Administration restricting access to monoclonal antibody (mAb) drugs:
"We're going to have a COVID surge in other states outside of the south as we get into the fall and winter. They're restricting access to this antibody treatment that has been phenomenal. In Florida, they've kept thousands of people out of the hospital, including vaccinated people."