SPARTANBURG — U.S. Rep. William Timmons believes more should be done to secure the country’s southern border to prevent illegal immigrants from entering and there’s not enough discussion happening about the issue in Congress.
Timmons was a guest speaker Aug. 22 for OneSpartanburg’s Voice of Business Brunch. Timmons represents South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District, which includes Spartanburg and Greenville. He is running for reelection in November with no opposition after the Democrat in the race dropped out.
He was critical of President Joe Biden’s administration for not addressing the illegal immigration issue and called for more action to be taken to secure the country’s borders.
Timmons also said he believes former president Donald Trump will run again in 2024 and the mid-term election in November will be decisive for Republican candidates given Biden’s current low approval ratings. He said inflation continues to place an unnecessary burden on the nation’s economy and blamed the Democratic Party for the current economic situation.
The Upstate economy continues to grow despite inflationary pressure, Timmons said. As a member of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, Timmons said he is working to extend the number of days Congress is in session.
During his visit, Timmons later toured Spartanburg Steel Products at 1290 New Cut Road. Spartanburg Steel Products President and CEO Mark Whitten and several employees at the plant showed Timmons how the plant operates.
Timmons also attended Rep. Jeff Duncan’s annual Faith and Freedom BBQ in Anderson in the evening.