Another Biden Failure Concerning Cartel Gunmen at the Border – Watch
The Biden administration is facing renewed criticism after a report that suspected cartel gunmen were able to cross the US-Mexico border without being stopped.
Bill Melugin, a national correspondent for Fox News, broke the news on Tuesday in a post to X showing grainy, black-and-white images of men holding rifles running through brush.
“Per law enforcement source, a group of suspected cartel gunmen armed with rifles & body armor were seen on cameras crossing illegally into the Fronton, [Texas] area in the [Rio Grande Valley] Saturday night. Elite Border Patrol BORTAC agents were called out & searched [the] area, but found nobody,” Melugin said.
The post quickly went viral, and Republican lawmakers and others criticized the Biden administration for not doing more to secure the border.
“Joe Biden has empowered these vicious, deadly cartels giving them free rein over our border,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). “Our communities are forced to suffer the dangerous consequences of his refusal to follow the law.”
Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-OK) said the report underscored why the GOP-led House passed H.R. 2, which she called the “most comprehensive border security bill since 1996.” The congresswoman added, “Under this administration, American communities feel like border communities. It is past time for the Senate to act to secure our border.”
“Biden’s open border endangers the life of every single American. How many more cartel members are slipping through undetected? Let’s call it what it is: National. Security. Crisis,” said Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN).
Sen. Katie Boyd Britt (R-AL) said daily encounters at the border averaged nearly 7,300 during the first week of August. “This crisis is a clear national security risk, and every day the Biden Administration refuses to reverse course puts more hardworking American families and communities in grave danger,” she added.
The report of the suspected cartel gunmen crossing the border is the latest in a series of incidents that have raised concerns about border security under the Biden administration. In recent months, there have been reports of increased drug trafficking and human smuggling across the border.
NEW: Per law enforcement source, a group of suspected cartel gunmen armed with rifles & body armor were seen on cameras crossing illegally into the Fronton, TX area in the RGV Saturday night. Elite Border Patrol BORTAC agents were called out & searched area, but found nobody. pic.twitter.com/9GuhQngPKj
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) August 8, 2023