Gov. Lee requests hearing to discuss southern border

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Gov. Bill Lee joins Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn and Senator Bill Hagerty in calls for a hearing on what they believe is a crisis at the United States’ southern border.

On Thursday, Lee and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds sent a letter to U. S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Lee and Reynolds said they want a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the border crisis in a letter. At the hearing they said they want to discuss the “ensuing flow of unaccompanied minors to states.”

As first <a href=”https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/43920052/first-on-3-latenight-flights-carrying-migrant-children-arrive-in-chattanooga” target=”_blank”>reported by WRCB-TV</a>, a video shows migrant children arriving in May at Chattanooga’s Wilson Air Center. The video shows them heading to board charter buses on the runway.

The videos sparked criticism from Senator Marsha Blackburn and other members of the Tennessee congressional delegation. They are asking for transparency from the Biden administration.

To read the full letter, <a href=”https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/BaXRCZ6g6rhMBl5mXczxjCV?domain=tn.gov” target=”_blank”>click here.</a>