U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea says taxpayers would be better served if the billions spent by his Democrat opponent to hire thousands of new IRS agents were instead spent on crime fighting and securing the border against drug smugglers and criminals.
O’Dea’s comments came Monday during a campaign event with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and former DA George Brauchler at the Apartment Association of Metro Denver in Greenwood Village.
There was limited coverage of the event, but these remarks by O’Dea stand out in the Denver Post report:
“We got a border that’s just leaking. They are inundated. There’s too many places to cross right now. We got to get our wall back up, we’ve got to get the border secured, and that’s how we get this fentanyl to stop.”
“Let’s use that (IRS) funding to fix our border situation, let’s use that funding to fix our local cops,” O’Dea said. “That’s where I would start.”
Michael Bennet is failing our communities, it’s time for change. pic.twitter.com/BloGzFTwgP
— Joe O’Dea (@ODeaForColorado) September 26, 2022
O’Dea and Cotton also met with Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader to discuss the crime and fentanyl crises, and O’Dea made an appearance on the Guy Benson show.
Fighting the crisis at the border is critical for our country and Colorado, still our leaders ignore it. Fentanyl is destroying lives.
Michael Bennet has totally lost track of what’s important in Colorado. pic.twitter.com/gIu6uMMoob
— Joe O’Dea (@ODeaForColorado) September 27, 2022
Meanwhile, Democrat U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet spent the day burning fossil fuels in an airplane with environmental activists flying over (he doesn’t know where he was) for a bogus scare-mongering photo op.
I’m grateful @DepSecBeaudreau & @usbr Commissioner Touton joined me to see the challenging conditions confronting Colorado water users and to learn how they are working together to prepare for a future with less water.
— Michael Bennet (@SenatorBennet) September 26, 2022
Bennet preaches: We must prepare for a future with less water because of climate change, which is caused by fossil fuels used to power this plane that has an environmentally friendly name to ostensibly offset its carbon footprint, or something.