ORP statement on President Trump’s visit to the southern border


January 10, 2019

Columbus – Ohio Republican Party Chairman Jane Timken today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s visit to the southern border.

“As Democrats play petty political games with our national security, President Trump remains committed to performing his most important job – protecting American lives. Seizures of heroin, fentanyl and other deadly drugs continue to spike at the southern border, further fueling Ohio’s opioid epidemic, but Democrats like Tim Ryan and Sherrod Brown are unfazed by the fact that these illegal drugs cost America over $500 billion per year in addition to priceless lives lost. Providing the $5.7 billion needed for the wall is a small price to pay for a more secure nation. I urge Democrats to end these games and join President Trump in protecting the American people.”