Daines: “The United States Must Stand With its Allies”

President Biden and Senate Democrats Own the Border Crisis

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today after voting to support the emergency national security supplemental spending bill considered by the Senate:

“As Presidents Reagan and Trump showed, peace is best achieved through strength. Weakness in the face of ruthless enemies is a surefire way to start new wars that involve American troops. This bill provides critical lethal aid to Israel as they defend themselves from terrorists and with antisemitism raging on our college campuses, sends a strong message to those who threaten Jews and chant ‘death to America’ that America stands with Israel. It also forces TikTok to sever its ties with the Chinese Communist Party, imposes stringent sanctions on Iran and Russia and requires President Biden to articulate a winning strategy in Ukraine.

“My biggest frustration with this bill is that it did not force Joe Biden to address the glaring national security threat coming from our southern border. Terrorists are crossing into our country every single day but, unfortunately, the Biden Administration and my colleagues on the other side of the aisle refuse to support policies that would meaningfully address this threat.”