Top GOP Leaders Can’t Hold It In Any Longer on the Border – Watch
As Title 42 draws to a close, high-profile Republicans are speaking out against President Joe Biden and his administration for their handling of a growing southern border crisis.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) roasted President Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas during a Senate speech, saying they “have proven they are either incapable, unwilling, or uninterested in defending and maintaining our borders.”
Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, whose has the most to lose because of the masses moving in from Mexico, raised the alarm about how Biden’s “open border policies” have fueled problems such as the fentanyl drug trafficking and illegal immigration.
Gov. Abbott tweeted: “Joe Biden has failed in his constitutional duty to protect our nation. Just over two years ago, the United States had the most secure border in decades. Biden abandoned our border on DAY ONE of his administration – leading to a RECORD increase in illegal crossings.”
Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis lashed out at Biden as he signed legislation to crack down on illegal immigration.
The governor said: “The Biden Border Crisis has wreaked havoc across the United States and has put Americans in danger. In Florida, we will not stand idly by while the federal government abandons its lawful duties to protect our country.”
McConnell, from the Senate floor on Thursday, said “some of our Democratic colleagues are feigning great angst and indignation over” the end of Title 42.
“They claim to be outraged that President Biden doesn’t have a better plan,” McConnell said. “But every senator had a chance just last year to vote to keep funding Title 42 measures. Senate Republicans gave our Democratic colleagues that opportunity. And every single Democrat voted in lock-step against it.”
What’s Biden saying? He conceded this week that the border will be “chaotic for a while.”
While the Biden Administration is waiting, here’s what the GOP are doing:
"[Joe Biden] has failed America with his open border policies. But, the GOP here will pass this week H.R. 2, which will put order on the border." – @RepMonicaDLC pic.twitter.com/hndL0cRTSL
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) May 10, 2023