The midterm election is just days away.
And candidates are making their final pitch to voters.
But this Democrat committed career suicide.
Former Governor Phil Bredesen is the Democrat nominee for Senate in Tennessee.
He was a popular former Governor who Democrats thought could defeat Republican Marsha Blackburn.
Bredesen trails in the polls and many pundits think he committed a fatal error in deep red Tennessee.
He said the migrant caravan was “not a threat” to America’s borders or sovereignty.
The Daily Caller reports:
Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s U.S. Senate campaign released a digital ad Friday highlighting comments from her Democratic opponent, Phil Bredesen, on the caravan carrying over 7,000 immigrants headed to the United States, which he said was “not a threat to our security.”
Bredesen, the former Democratic governor of Tennessee, told WCTB-TV Wednesday that the U.S. is the strongest country in the world, so a “few thousand very poor people coming to our border is not a threat.”
Blackburn, a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump and his plan to build a wall along the nation’s southern border, is currently leading Bredesen in the race for Senate by nearly 7 points, according to a RealClearPolitics poll average.
Blackburn’s campaign revealed a digital ad contrasting Bredesen’s comments with the potential threat that some of the immigrants headed to the U.S. could be gang members or people with criminal backgrounds.
Critics could not believe Bredesen would say such a thing.
If massive groups of people – 7,000 in this case – can just pour across the border, then Americans no longer live in a sovereign nation.
This caravan is a very serious threat. Blackburn pledging to support Donald Trump’s immigration agenda is why she leads in the polls and is favored to defeat Bredesen.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.