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Congressman John J. Duncan Jr. has argued for years the U.S. Export-Import Bank should be abolished.
“There is already sufficient funds to do what needs to be done if the Obama administration would just enforce the law,” U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville, said.
“If we don’t secure our borders, we won't have a country,” Duncan told reporters Friday. “We'll destroy America as we know it."
"This is an emergency situation ... it does not require more money, it requires immediate action with funds that are already available,” Duncan said.
"There is no way that our country can hold the hundreds of millions of people who would come here in a very short time if we simply opened our borders and let everyone in,” Duncan said.
"We’ve already proven we can’t solve all of the problems in Iraq, even if we go back in with thousands of troops, with many thousands of troops,” Duncan said in an interview. “The Iraqis are going to have to solve their own problems.”
"Howard Baker was a champion of civility in politics."
“If we’re not careful, six months from now or a year from now or two years from now we’re going to be right back in the same situation,” Duncan said. “If we’re not careful, six months from now or a year from now or two years from now we’re going to be right back in the same situation,” Duncan said.
Monday, Congressman John Duncan Jr. invited leaders of East Tennessee veterans groups to a listening session in his office. He plans to take suggestions from the group to the new secretary.
U.S. Rep. John J. “Jimmy” Duncan Jr., R-Tenn.: “We have lost one of the greatest public servants Tennessee has ever had, and one of the greatest statesmen this nation has ever known."