ICYMI: Senator Marshall Demands Passage of the Laken Riley Act on Senate Floor

ICYMI: Senator Marshall Demands Passage of the Laken Riley Act on Senate Floor

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. went to the Senate Floor, alongside Senator Ted Budd, calling for the immediate passage of the Laken Riley Act to ensure what happened to Laken Riley can never happen again. 

Senate Democrats blocked this House-passed Bipartisan legislation. 

You may click HERE or on the image above to watch Senator Marshall’s full remarks.

Highlights from Senator Marshall’s remarks include:

“We rise today to honor and pay our respects to the late Laken Riley and her family, and mourn with her family. Today we call on this chamber to come together to ensure this never happens again.”

“Laken Hope Riley was a beautiful young woman in the prime of her life, was brutally murdered in broad daylight while jogging on the University of Georgia’s campus. Her alleged murder, a Venezuelan illegal alien, was one of 2 million people paroled by Joe Biden – one of 2 million.”

“Ironically, he was welcomed here on the United States soil by this President in his egregious open border policies.”

“Because of the Biden Administration’s unlawful mass parole of illegal aliens, he was permitted into our country. From Texas he moved to New York, where he was arrested by the NYPD last year for acting in a manner to injure a child and for a motor vehicle violation. But he was quickly released and never turned over to ICE for deportation.” 

“Instead, he was released by police before a detainer could ever be issued by DHS and allowed to roam freely and he journeyed on to Athens, Georgia.”

“Now we understand that the alleged assailant is a member of a violent Venezuelan gang. But how can we ever identify who these people are when 10,000 people are crossing our border every day? How can the Border Patrol possibly vet these people in a proper manner?”

“Just like so many other embedded migrants living in the country right now. This murder was handed the American dream, the American Dream that Laken Riley should be living right now.”