When Tennessee Governor Lee foolishly caved to pressure from Leftwingers and asserted that Yup! Tennessee would welcome a fresh batch of refugees in the coming year, many Republicans who elected him felt betrayed.
In other states where your Republican governor has turned against the President on refugees, you might feel betrayed too, but in Tennessee passions are apparently much higher.
During the term of Tennessee’s previous governor, the state filed a Tenth Amendment lawsuit against the feds over the refugee program there and Lee said, while campaigning for his new job, that he supported that case still winding its way through the courts.
Now, Lee (dubbed ‘Biblical Bill’ by a Tennessee-based website), conservatives feel has double-crossed the people who put him in office.
Breitbart reporter John Binder reported late last night that action against the governor is underway.
Exclusive: Tennessee Counties Consider Rebuking Gov. Bill Lee’s Approval of More Refugee Resettlement
About a third of Tennessee’s 95 counties, thus far, are considering rebuking Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s approval for the State Department to resettle more refugees in the state next year, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.
Last week, Lee gave official approval to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to resettle more refugees in the state of Tennessee next year despite a high-profile Tenth Amendment lawsuit that questions the constitutionality of the refugee resettlement program.
Now, at least 31 counties in Tennessee are considering adopting a resolution that rebukes Lee’s approval for more refugees and demands that refugees not be resettled in non-consenting counties. The resolution contends that even if some counties do not consent to refugee resettlement, neighboring consenting counties will be allowed to resettle refugees in those non-consenting counties’ borders.
That reference to non-consenting counties potentially receiving refugees refers to the US State Department rule that contractors may place refugees within a one-hundred-mile radius of their local subcontractor’s office.
The Dailyrollcall.com published this map to show how the 4 federally contracted resettlement offices operating in the state in fact are allowed (according to the feds!) to spread refugees in almost the entire state!
I reported on the map here.
Breitbart News exclusively obtained the resolution, which reads:
BE IT RESOLVED that [County Name] does not want to be forced into participating in the federal refugee resettlement program due to either Governor Lee’s consent and/or being within the permissible placement radius of a resettlement agency office. [Emphasis added]
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that [County Name] requests that Governor Lee retract his consent for initial resettlement in Tennessee for both the one year period of time as stated in his letter and/or the actual consent period required by the Funding Notice. [Emphasis added]
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that [County Name] requests that in the event Governor Lee does not retract his consent for initial refugee resettlement, that [Lee] submit a revised letter of consent to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and to Lt. Governor Randy McNally and House Speaker Cameron Sexton exempting non-consenting counties from forced participation in the initial resettlement of refugees in Tennessee. [Emphasis added]
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that [County Name] requests that Governor Lee by written notice inform the resettlement agencies which maintain offices and operations in Tennessee that they may not place arriving refugees in non-consenting counties. [Emphasis added]
Whether you live in a Democrat run state or in one of the 15 states where the Republicans have turned on the President, you too could use this resolution model where you live. Obviously change the names and some of the facts.
I wasn’t going to list the states where Republican governors have gone against the President until they appeared on the US State Department’s official list, but since the DOS is dragging its feet getting its list up-to-date, below is the list of Rs who are welcoming more poverty to your state.
You might well characterize these Republicans as particularly dumb for consenting long before they have to according to the Funding Guidance, but I suspect they thought they might get brownie points from the Open Borders agitators led by the refugee resettlement contractors in their states.
I’m hoping that you won’t hold back in telling them what you think!
BTW, I should have made it clear above that according to the Funding Guidance, counties must opt-in as well as the governor. If the governor is out, than that settles it for a small portion of FY2020 (from June to end of September), no refugees would be permitted placement (with a few exceptions).
From Daniel Horowitz here yesterday:
- Kim Reynolds of Iowa
- Doug Ducey of Arizona
- Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma
- Bill Lee of Tennessee
- Doug Burgum of North Dakota
- Kristi Noem of South Dakota
- Chris Sununu of New Hampshire
- Gary Herbert of Utah
- Pete Ricketts of Nebraska
- Jim Justice of West Virginia
- Eric Holcomb of Indiana
- Phil Scott of Vermont
- Charlie Baker of Massachusetts
- Mike DeWine of Ohio
- Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas
There could be more weak Republicans this morning turning on the President on a key 2016 campaign promise. I haven’t looked yet.
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Frankly, Unbelievable and a Total Shame ! ! !
“Biblical Bill” Lee has been a huge disappointment to many Tennesseans who voted for him. Not only has he failed with his support of the Refugee Resettlement program, but he has equally failed with his Department of Education. Gov. Lee under Penny Schwinn’s leadership, said he would remove Common Core from Tennessee schools by the end of the summer (2019). He made this commitment in response to the voters of Tennessee who worked tirelessly for seven years to remove Common Core and Pearson publishers from Tennessee schools. Unfortunately, not only did Gov. Lee sign a contract with Pearson to adopt their testing programs, further solidifying and entrenching Pearson’s propaganda in Tennessee schools to further indoctrinate our children, but he accepted a generous check in the amount of $34,000 from globalist and Common Core/Pearson Publishers supporter Bill Gates of The Gates Foundation. Pearson publishers, a British-based textbook publishing company has share-holders who include the Islamist governments of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Libya. It is why our children are being indoctrinated with antisemitic, anti-Israel, anti-American, anti-Judeo/Christian and unconstitutional pro-Islamic content that favors the religion of Islam over all others. “Biblical Bill” was bought out by the almighty dollar! PJTN.org will be mobilizing parents and citizens in January to expose this outrageous move by a so-called Christian governor. In Judges 2:10; the scripture states; “A new generation arose after them that did not know the LORD, nor the deeds that He had performed for Israel.
Unless Tennesseans stand up and demand accountability for his lies to the citizens of this state, Governor Lee will not only ensure that our children won’t know about the miracles God performed for Israel, but they certainly will never learn how God has blessed these United States of America. I have one question for “Biblical Bill”; How much were you paid for the resettlement program and what churches, ministries are benefitting from this effort? They must be exposed too! The resettlement program comes with a generous check from the Feds. Who is benefiting? Inquiring minds want to know so we can expose those false prophets too!
Thank you so much for all of that incredible information!
I have never been so angry on my life as I am right now at all these Republican Governors turning against their constituents & our wonderful President Trump. We cannot keep bringing in millions of refugees & illegal aliens & putting them all on welfare. What can we do? Of course I will vote for Trump in 2020 but what else can we do??
You need to get involved putting pressure on local elected officials (and governors) even if they are hopeless. In what state do you live?