Slams Biden for Creating Border Crisis, Refusing to Secure Southern Border
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference slamming President Biden for rolling back policies that kept the southern border secure and doing nothing to resolve the border crisis.
Watch Daines’ remarks HERE.
“Good news usually never breaks on a Friday night, especially from the Biden administration. Usually what they’re breaking on Friday night are the border numbers, but not this past Friday.
“This past Friday was a statement from the President that says, he needs a bill, and I quote, ‘that would give me as president a new emergency authority to shut down the border when it becomes overwhelmed. And if given that authority, I would use it the day I sign the bill into law.’ End quote.
“Mr. President, come on, man. On Day One of your administration, hours after we were on the west side of the Capitol watching the new President being sworn in, in January of ‘21. One of the first things he did was he killed the Keystone Pipeline, but don’t ever forget within hours he rescinded, he rescinded, the National Emergency Declaration at the border. Rather than leave in place policies that kept our border under control. Remember he also stopped the construction of the wall.
“Mr. President, you did the exact opposite. It’s why we have folks streaming across the border at record levels who are on the terror watch list, from countries designated as state sponsors of terror.
“And let’s be very clear, President Biden could use his executive authority now to stop it, but he refuses. He could issue that executive order right now. It would address the Department of Homeland Security abuse of parole power, expediting renewal and restricting re-entry.”
See more of Daines’ work to secure the southern border HERE.