‘This administration knew it was coming’
Republican representatives blasted Joe Biden’s failure to acknowledge the worsening crisis at the southern border.
During a news conference, members of the House Freedom Caucus said the situation at the border is a health and national security crisis, something which Biden has refused to acknowledge.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas refused to describe the situation as a crisis.
“This administration knew it was coming … they knew this surge was coming because of their lousy policies,” Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs said.
He said that Biden has been more focused on undoing Donald Trump’s immigration policies than addressing the crisis.
Texas Rep. Michael Cloud said Biden has encouraging cartel activity, including human smuggling.
Texas Rep. Michael Cloud accused the Biden administration of encouraging cartel activity, including human smuggling.
“Here’s the tactic the cartels use: They overwhelm our system with a humanitarian crisis that literally takes our agents off the border, puts them at a computer processing paperwork, and then they run drugs through,” Cloud said.
Texas Rep. Chip Roy said Biden’s “border is wide open. It is being exploited by cartels right now, today.”
Roy noted that Border Patrol agents are being assigned to processing centers, leaving large sections of the border open for cartels to smuggle narcotics into the U.S. Roy said.
“A strong border is pro-immigrant, a strong border is pro-America, and yet our president is either completely oblivious to what’s going on, or he’s actually enabling and encouraging it,” Roy said.
Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko said Biden’s immigration policies are incentivizing unaccompanied minors to travel with cartels to the U.S. border.
“Even though President Biden is denying it, there is a crisis at the border,” Lesko said.
“We were told a couple of years ago that kids were in cages, that it was a moral catastrophe,” Georgia Rep. Jody Hice said.
Trump left Biden with a “good situation at the southern border and in three short months [Biden] has created an absolute disaster,” Hice added.
Migrants who are flooding the U.S. Southern Border say Joe Biden “encouraged” them to attempt to make illegal crossings into the United States.