Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert slammed Joe Biden this week for his “weak leadership” and the U.S.-Mexico border.
During an interview on the Just The News podcast, Boebert said the reason we’ve experienced major crises such as poor jobs recovery, the pipeline attack, the border surge, and now the Israel-Hamas conflict, is due to the “weak leadership” of Biden.
“Weak leadership is the cause of all of these crises,” Boebert told host John Solomon.
“Everything that we’re seeing from the crisis at the southern border, from our infrastructure being hacked, from what’s going on in Israel – Hamas would have never tried this with a strong leader in the United States of America. Israel is our ally, and unfortunately, because we have weak leadership right now, they’re paying the price for it,” she added.
“We have real issues that need to be addressed and problems that need to be solved,” Boebert went on to say, “and we’re not seeing that with Democrat leadership.”
Boebert went on to argue that House Republicans, though not in control of the chamber, are trying to solve these crises.
“I had my Protecting American Energy Jobs Act, and that reverses Biden’s executive orders on our energy,” Boebert said.
She added: “And look what happened when this pipeline was hacked. We should not be in a state of emergency over one pipeline in the United States of America. I have a great alternative: Let’s get the Keystone XL pipeline going. And so, you know, I’m happy to partner with (fellow GOP Rep.) Chip Roy and lead on energy issues.”
Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn is offering Joe Biden a major piece of advice on how he can “end our border crisis” and actually make a difference.
In an op-ed for Fox News, Blackburn noted how Trump solved a major problem with handling the migrant influx, in part, by creating the Migrant Protection Protocols, which ended the failed policies of “catch and release” and restored order to processing procedures.
The Protocols directed CBP officers to return Central American migrants to Mexico to await adjudication of their asylum claims. To stave off the impending humanitarian crisis, Trump also persuaded Mexican officials to provide aid.
The MPP program was a success because, with the asylum loophole closed, migrants no longer expected to freely enter the U.S. When Biden took office, however, he stopped following the Protocols.
The results were catastrophic. Our overburdened CBP officers are now reporting that nearly 1,000 migrants enter the country without apprehension every day. Fentanyl and other deadly drugs flow freely through gaps in the unfinished border wall.
Sex trafficking has outpaced drugs as the number one source of cartel revenue, and coyotes charge migrants like Mejia thousands of dollars for an escort from Central America to the border.
Blackburn did say that Biden has “has all the tools he needs to end this border security crisis.”
The Republican senator said she has introduced the Make the Migrant Protection Protocols Mandatory Act of 2021, which “would change the law and require border officials to apply the Protocols. All the president has to do is sign on the dotted line and put power back in the hands of CBP.”
Blackburn encouraged Biden and Democrats to support her bill.
According to newly released data, a whopping 178,622 were stopped by federal law enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border who were trying to illegally enter the country.
That number is the highest amount in more than two decades.
The April total is up 3% from 172,331 in March, which was a 20-year high for the number of people who tried to get into the United States by sneaking over between land crossings or were denied entry at border checkpoints.
Here’s the most terrifying stat of all: In 2020, only 459,000 migrants were apprehended trying to illegally enter the U.S.
In the 2021 fiscal year alone, nearly 750,000 people have been encountered trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico.
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