TN Senator Gets Savage Geography Lesson After Tweeting 'Tennesseans Want a Wall on Our Southern Border'
Far-right Senator Marsha Blackburn is once again the subject of Twitter mockery, not because she demanded a soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice define the word "woman," and not because she claimed the Constitution gives us the right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." No, this time it has to do with a wall at the southern border.
One of former President Donald Trump's most elaborate campaign promises was that he would erect a giant wall at the southern border, a move that he believed would curb illegal border crossings. Despite promising Mexico would pay for the wall, Trump permitted the longest government shutdown in United States history in a failed effort to secure the funding he wanted for it.
After diverting billions from the Defense budget, Trump's administration only managed to build around 80 miles of brand new wall. Last month, the Washington Post released a report that the wall has been breached more than three thousand times, resulting in millions of dollars in repairs.
But a wall being expensive, impractical, and ineffective hasn't been enough to stop Trump's supporters from inanely demanding it at every Trump rally.
That's likely why Blackburn tweeted this.
Tennesseans want a wall on our southern border.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) April 11, 2022
Blackburn tweeted that "Tennesseans" want a wall on "our" southern border. The "our" was almost certainly intended to be the possessive of the American people, but grammar conventions made it sound like Tennesseans were demanding a border wall to separate them from Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.
Social media users pounced on the awkward error with maps.
Take that, Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. pic.twitter.com/MdjBaweLML
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) April 12, 2022
Do you want the wall on your southern border of Tennessee to Georgia? Alabama? Mississippi? pic.twitter.com/pymQ36qqTP
— Meidas Rick 🏳️🌈🇺🇦 (@RandallUhrig) April 11, 2022
Tell Tennesseans their southern border is with Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, and that neither of three states will pay for that wall. pic.twitter.com/tItEBOI7OK
— Nameless Individual (@mvocc) April 11, 2022
Here you go. That’ll be $13 billion dollars. pic.twitter.com/reYC5B9M03
— Jackson 🇺🇸 (@JacksonR08) April 11, 2022
Are Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia posing a threat to us? 🤔🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/PYOoDyN5qG
— Curtis “pro-voting” Dush (She/Her) #GetVaccinated (@CurtisDush) April 11, 2022
And they didn't stop there.
I wish a wall had kept you from speaking at my graduation. But I get it. I don't like Robert Foster and Chad McMahan either. https://t.co/sM0ReFOZW1
— Guns are Post-Birth Abortifacients (@ritaresarian) April 12, 2022
Marsha wants to keep the bachelorettes from Alabama out of #Nashville. (Because that’s the only way her dumb tweet remotely makes any sense.) https://t.co/X2tew0ZXlU
— John Ray Clemmons (@JRClemmons) April 12, 2022
You better not try to keep me from visiting my momma or picking up my white sauce in Alabama, Marsha https://t.co/az4ooSaDeB
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) April 12, 2022
Tennesseans want money to repair I-24 so they can commute to work without losing the front-end of their car to a pothole. https://t.co/Nac9b5Lv7k
— Lindsey Simmons (@LynzforCongress) April 12, 2022