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A farmer in Arizona says that she wants to become the state’s next attorney general in order to take a harsher stance on immigration and the southern border crisis.
Tiffany Shedd, who is running as a Republican, is currently a lawyer and a cotton farmer and says that the rising tide of illegal immigration has directly affected her. Shedd says that her farm, which has been in her family for four generations, is right in the path of a human and drug smuggling route used by a Mexican cartel, 90 miles from the border.
Shedd recently appeared on “Fox & Friends” to discuss her campaign, and expressed deep frustration with the ongoing situation.
According to Shedd, after the administration of President Joe Biden took over, it seemed that “things have really escalated in southern Arizona.”
The ongoing crisis has had an impact on her family, Shedd stated that “it had occurred to me that my 15-year-old daughter has never known anything different.”
“Families where we are should not be in a place where we are dealing with drug traffickers human smugglers and cartels and at some point, you just get fed up with the political points and actually just want to get something done and do what we can to protect Arizonans at the border, and north of the border,” Shedd said later on in the interview.
“We feel angry and we feel frustrated and it’s been super hard to raise our children with the protocol that if your dad or I go out to see who’s in the barn or in the field, and it goes bad, don’t come out to help mom or dad, but literally call 911, and if someone tries to come into the house, shoot them,” Shedd continued.
Shedd has been vocal on other media platforms as well. Speaking to the Washington Examiner, Shedd expressed the same theme of deep frustration with the lack of any meaningful action on the border, and the constant danger to her family:
“We’ve been dealing with the border issue for decades. The first big thing hit our family around 2004. When people steal your car, and you have to be evacuated by the police because you’ve got death threats, it sort of wakes you up,” she said.
“Our neighbor was murdered. My friend Rob Krentz was murdered. And it makes the news. A lot of us in the community are really, really frustrated because it feels like it’s a political issue at times, and nothing gets done, and you get forgotten,” she added.
It isn’t Shedd’s first foray into politics, however. Shedd ran for Congress in 2018 but lost in the primary. In 2020, she won the primary but narrowly lost to Democrat Tom O’Halleran by 3 points.
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