Governor Bill Lee slams open border policies ahead of State of the State

A family of five claiming to be from Guatemala and a man stating he was from Peru, in pink shirt, walk through the desert after crossing the border wall in the Tucson Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument near Lukeville, Ariz. U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports that the Tucson Sector is the busiest area of the border since 2008 due to smugglers abruptly steering migrants from Africa, Asia and other places through some of the Arizona borderlands' most desolate and dangerous areas. (AP Photo/Matt York)

*Originally reporter by FOX 17

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee joined Texas Gov. Greg Abbot and twelve other governors at the Southern border to voice their concerns.

On Sunday, 14 governors banded together to denounce President Joe Biden’s open border policies and to call for improved security.

Upon offering more support from the Tennessee National Guard, Gov. Lee had this to say…


This experiment with an open border policy has catastrophically failed this country.

Gov. Lee is set to give the State of the State address at 6 p.m. Monday.

Other governors that attended the border press conference Sunday included Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Idaho Governor Brad Little, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, Missouri Governor Mike Parson, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, and Utah Governor Spencer Cox.