Scott, Rubio Respond to Title 42 Hypocrisy

Scott, Rubio Respond to Title 42 Hypocrisy

The Senate Duo often thinks alike.

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
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May 17, 2022

The Republican Senators Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) have both exposed what they believe are the hypocrisies of the current border crisis and the possible end to Title 42. Rick Scott showcased the narrative that Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas has been trying to push in comparison to the numbers that the Department of Homeland Security announced recently.

[email protected] has repeatedly lied to Americans & Congress that our southern border is ‘closed,’ but here’s the truth: illegal border crossings are at a RECORD-HIGH. We cannot let @JoeBiden repeal Title 42 & make this crisis even worse. RT if you agree!” tweeted Sen. Scott.

The unfathomable amount of border crossings does not sound like a border that is “closed.”

Similarly, Sen. Marco Rubio asked Dr. Fauci why American citizens must test for COVID in order to reenter the country despite the fact that there is a push to end Title 42 (a pandemic related mandate). Title 42 has allowed the U.S. government greater control over the southern border. However, the rationale from the Biden administration to end Title 42 is that the pandemic is waning. Rubio then presses Fauci with the question he includes in this tweet:

“Why do American citizens need a negative COVID test to re-enter their own country but people coming here illegally do not?” asked Sen. Rubio.

Fauci’s response, which is included in the video above, was that immigration issues and public health issues should be treated separately. Rubio argues that they are, in this case, intertwined.

Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a sophomore at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE), and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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