The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin Pro America Report. Great to be together. What a great weekend I had. I have to tell you, it was superb. I was in St. Louis with a lot of old friends. We had Eagle Council 51, the 51st Eagle Council. It’s a gathering of the sort of insiders who know how to make things happen in America. We had eagles from everywhere. From Oregon, Florida, Idaho, Montana, Missouri, Illinois, Virginia all over the place. I mentioned for Texas. Up from Texas. Arkansas. Anyway, it’s great meeting. Thank you to so many of you that I saw you there. I saw Frieda Keough. My friend Frieda Keough. I hope she’s listening. Today she did a presentation on her efforts for precinct, the MOPP, Missouri Precinct Project, and what they’re doing also on paper ballots, election integrity. Frieda has been in the, toiling in the vineyards for about a decade, maybe more, long before everybody else sort of caught on in the last couple of years. So it was great.
And let me tell you, I was having a conversation on Sunday with a friend of mine from Idaho, Tammy Nichols. She’s a state representative who likely very soon be in the state Senate. She’s got a race she’s running in the fall, and she’s a Republican in a heavily Republican district. She was telling me that they’re going to start a Freedom Caucus, a Freedom Caucus at the state level in Idaho, and that Mark Meadows, the former member of the House, a Freedom Caucus founder, as well as then chief of staff to President Trump, is one of the people helping set that up.
Well, I walked down the street this morning, and I was in Washington, DC. in the swamp. And who did I walk into? Mark Meadows up here on Capitol Hill, where I’m doing the show. So that was cool. We talked about that. I said your ears might have been ringing, Mark, because we were talking about you. And he liked that. So that was very cool. Very cool.
All right, we got a great program today. We’re going to talk with my friend Chris Chmielenski. I think I’m getting that right. I always have to ask him off the air. Chris Chmielenski. His name is spelled C-H-M-I-E-L-E-N-S-K-I. Chmielenski. I think. So. Anyway, I’ll talk to him. He’s from NumbersUSA. NumbersUSA.org. Great guy, great website on the issues of immigration. And we’ll talk with him about what they’re seeing. It’s a great website to get lots of what’s going on.
And then we’ll talk with Andrew Pollack, my old friend Andrew Pollack, who has, of course, as I often say to him, he’s famous for the worst reason. His daughter was murdered. Meadow. Meadow Pollack was murdered at the Parkland shooting. And there’s recently been a trial in the Parkland case. And we’ll talk with him about that, but mostly we’ll talk about how to avoid that happening again. He’s got a book on that and also he’s doing some work with a company that gives you a non-lethal, a non gun version of a way to keep safe. Byrna is the organization. It’s kind of a pepper spray thing. It’s pretty cool. So we’ll talk with Andrew Pollack in a moment.
But first, what you need to know. What you need to know today. Man isn’t it funny? Isn’t it actually funny? Laugh out loud funny to watch the left dealing with the Martha’s Vineyard, the great Martha’s Vineyard debacle. At the Eagle Council this weekend, this past weekend I came in and I was the MC, and I said at the beginning with a deadpan straight face, I said, hey, everybody, we’re going to start with a moment of silence. There’s been a real tough times and we’re going to start with a moment of silence. People have really been suffering. It’s not a hurricane. It’s not famine, but Martha’s Vineyard has been hit. 50 – 50 immigrants, illegal immigrants have been migrants have been put there. They’re really dealing with anyway, it’s really funny. People got a big laugh, but CNN covers it.
They literally are covering it. And the headline is they enriched us. They enriched us. This headline. Ray Sanchez of CNN. They enriched us. Migrants 44 hours visit leaves indelible mark on Martha’s Vineyard. Now, how funny is this? They get flown into Martha’s Vineyard, all these rich people, and they want them off so badly, they mobilized the National Guard. They take them off the island and put them on Cape Cod because they can’t have them there.
Now, somebody was smart enough to do an airbnb check or VRBO or whatever it is, and there was like 100 vacancies on Martha’s Vineyard. Expensive, expensive. But they could have just given them a place to stay anyway.
But how about that language? They enriched us. Migrants 44 hours visit leaves indelible mark on Martha’s Vineyard. Again, the fun thing about this is how hypocritical they are and therefore how they’re having to cover the issue, how they’re having to look at the issue of the border.
But as I’ve told you before, it’s actually disturbing that we’re not having a discussion about the border and the chaos at the border.
Instead, we’re having a discussion about how to handle the migrants. Because what we’re sort of doing is saying the migrants are acceptable, that we’re supposed to have these migrants, that there’s nothing else we can do but find a way to handle it, either on Cape Cod or Martha’s Vineyard or Texas or Florida.
And the fact is, if we stopped them at the border, their home country would have to deal with it. And again, you can wish that America could print all the money in the world to take care of everybody, but we can’t. And so you have to have some policy. And right now we’re talking past the sort of policy. What’s the decision? What is it we want to do in terms of our policy.
And that’s the shame in this. I mean, it’s really good. It’s really good that they’ve been exposed. It’s really good to laugh about it. We’ll hear from Chris Chmielenski in a minute from Numbers USA about the numbers. Estimated 2 million migrants, illegal immigrants that came to the border that will be processed and put into America. That’s the ones we got caught. That’s the ones that we processed.
I estimate at least 2 million more. So we’re talking about 4 million people. America is a nation of less than 400 million people. You can do the math. We’re adding more than 1% of our population coming into the country in introduction with no controls over it.
I think Chris Chmielenski will say that already we know of close to 100 terror watch list well, I guess terrorists or alleged terrorists, people on that list who have come to the border, they’ve been stopped, thankfully, but those are again the ones we caught.
So as we see this issue covered in the media and the drama of it and the hypocrisy of it, we should stop ourselves and try to get back to a position on what should we have, what should the policy be?
Because I’m of the mind that we should have zero immigration for a while.
I’m for the great pause you know, there’s a great reset that people are trying to do to reset the world economically, socially. I’m for the great pause on immigration.
I think we should have zero immigration for a while and see what we need, see what we need and see what we can tolerate because right now what we’re doing and Joe Biden had this horrendous 60 Minutes interview where he basically said 8.3% inflation is not that big a deal. It’s what’s a big deal? It’s just embarrassing. Callous embarrassing, sort of Maria Antoinette, let them eat cake. What are people complaining about?
Well, normal people, not you, Joe, have a problem. They have to go buy their milk. They have to go buy their gas. So we know when you introduce 4 million people into a country, it’s going to impact by the way labor. In inflationary times, wages should go up, except if you’re flooding the lower wage workers with a bunch of immigrants, illegal immigrants or otherwise. So we ought to pause everything. We ought to have this debate, pause everything.
Look, I have said this both in terms of workers, in terms of culture, assimilation, in terms of the drugs. Fentanyl coming through. Part of my oh, man, I forgot. Part of my weekend was talking with Dr. Dave Moylan, who is the coroner, the elected coroner. Dave Moylan is this guy he went to MIT got a degree at MIT, went to Georgetown Medical School and became, I think, an intervention radiologist, maybe. And he basically has a big clinic and he helps a lot of people with cancer. But he ran for coroner of his county up in I think it’s Schuylkill County. He’s coroner.
So I was talking to him about fentanyl. They’re on track to have a 100, tiny little county, rural county. 100 people die of fentanyl last year, 110 people. And he was telling me about the fentanyl and how bad it is and how problematic it is and how troubling it is and how people just die from it.
There’s nothing you can do. It’s very difficult. The problem is they don’t know they’re taking it. And he was saying that we ought to charge the people who give them this drug with a crime. Very interesting. Anyway. but that’s another part of the border.
What you need to know is we should have the debate about the border now. We should not be having the debate about just where the migrants are and just where the immigrants are. That’s a misplaced priority. So that’s what you need to know for today.
We got to take a break. We’ll come back, we’ve got Chris Chmielenski and we also have Andrew Pollack. We’ll be right back. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Back in a moment.