State Senator Zach Nunn, combat veteran and candidate for Iowa’s Third Congressional District, toured the southern border near El Paso, TX over the weekend. Nunn’s visit comes as we approach a record 2 million apprehensions at the border in fiscal year 2022. The visit highlights a contrast in priorities between Nunn and his opponent Cindy Axne, who has never visited the southern border.
“With illegal border crossings and drug overdoses hitting record highs, I couldn’t sit idly by and ignore what is clearly a crisis at our southern border,” Senator Nunn stated. “We’ve been a leader on this issue in the state house and state senate, empowering our law enforcement officers in Iowa to combat things like human trafficking. Iowans are ready for their elected officials in Washington to do the same by empowering our CBP agents to secure our southern border.”
Senator Nunn was briefed by the El Paso Border Patrol Council, participated in a ride along with border patrol agents and met with local landowners and business owners for a roundtable discussion on the impacts of the border crisis.
“We hear from our border patrol…it’s wrong on all fronts. I appreciate [Senator Nunn] coming down and seeing it. I mean, you’re acting like a member before you’re even a member man, and that’s exactly what we need,” said Republican Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) during a press conference.
Nunn’s service in intelligence, both in the Air Force and on the White House National Security Council, position him well to be a leader with real solutions to secure the southern border.