US President Joe Biden was advised to “kick his ass” and urgently address important border security issues. This statement was made by Senator from South Carolina Lindsay Graham, The Washington Time reports.
The Republican is angry because he believes that the White House is trying to convince the public with false statements about the US-Mexico border’s security. The politician called the situation in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona “going beyond the crisis, an impending disaster of national security.”
“President Biden and Vice President [Kamala] Harris, with all due respect, get your ass up, go to the border and see the consequences of your policies that don’t work. Stop denying the obvious, ” Graham urged on the Hannity talk show. The senator said that, together with his colleagues, he would personally go to the border on March 26.
If Biden does not order “everyone to go home and stop bringing people to the United States,” he said, the number of migrants will rise to two million by June. God bless the border patrol and customs officials who deal with the show that the Biden administration put on at the border,” Graham mocked.
The senator’s words came against the background of a Fox News report correspondent Sarah Carter about the conditions of detention of migrants. It says that the room at the border, designed for 80 people, accommodated 694 unaccompanied children. The minors are looked after by two border patrol agents who cannot provide full supervision.
Earlier, Harris, when asked by a reporter if she would visit the border, replied “not today” and laughed. Simultaneously, the White House did not answer a question from Fox News about the appropriateness of such a reaction, given the growing migration crisis.
Before this, the Biden administration was accused of opening Pandora’s box in the situation with the migrant crisis. On March 10, it was reported that the White House is reluctant to recognize the flow of illegal migrants as a humanitarian crisis, calling the situation on the border a challenge.
On February 19, Washington embarked on the first phase of a program “aimed at re-establishing safe and orderly paperwork on the southwest border.” Within its framework, migrants are helped to issue a virtual registration, after which they are allowed to cross the border. At the same time, migrants are now waiting for consideration of their requests and court hearings in the United States, not in Mexico, as under the United States, Donald Trump. Before this, Biden stopped funding the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico.