PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire — Former Sen. Scott Brown called for the U.S. to close down the borders during a campaign stop here at a beer festival with hundreds of supporters.
“I’ll be very frank with you, we have a very different position on our border, on immigration and on a whole host of other things,” Brown, who’s running against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), said when asked by Breitbart News about Shaheen’s immigration lies during Thursday night’s debate.
“I voted to secure the border, I voted troops to the border,” Brown said. “She hasn’t. When it comes to the president having enhanced access and potentially doing what he’s going to do right now by giving people and others benefits they’re not entitled to, she supports that. I don’t. I believe that right now if in fact he does do what he says he’s going to do–which is give benefits to those people that they’re not entitled to–the only recourse we have is to go after the funding stream which I’m committed to do. But when it comes to the safety and security of our country, I believe right now we have an affirmative obligation to shut the border once and for all not only to deal with illegal immigration, but also potential disease or potential criminals or terrorists coming into our country.”
Shaheen lied about immigration at least twice during Thursday night’s debate, first saying that President Obama didn’t support the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that she voted for and then saying illegal aliens don’t get public benefits.
But as a fact check by Breitbart News showed, Obama has been one of the biggest supporters of the Senate immigration bill and illegal aliens according to the Treasury Department’s Inspector General do in fact have access to the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Brown’s efforts to nationalize the race around immigration and national security were furthered this past week, when Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) backed him up–defining the race as the place where anti-amnesty activists take a stand against President Obama’s planned executive amnesty.
A new Ebola infection in New York doesn’t hurt what Brown has been warning about with the ineffectiveness of Obama to handle the crisis–and the president’s refusal to stop immigration via flights from Ebola-stricken countries into the U.S. And now with the revelation that an illegal alien in Sacramento allegedly shot three cops and a civilian after being deported twice, Brown’s riding national headlines into election day.