On Wednesday, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed President Biden’s continued refusal to address the border crisis and the President’s recent comment that he would not visit the southern border while in Arizona “because there are more important things going on.” Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.
“As he was leaving Washington yesterday, a reporter asked the President why he would visit Arizona, a border state, and not go to the border. The President responded, ‘Because there are more important things going on.’ Talk about a slap in the face.”
“As dangerous, outrageous, and disappointing as it is to hear him say it, we really shouldn’t be surprised by his inaction when it comes to addressing this crisis. For nearly two years, President Biden and his administration have ignored the crisis at the border.”
“The President might have actually learned something if he had just taken a few minutes to talk to the people who work and live on the border.”
“This is hurting our border communities, which are now apparently expected to carry the weight of feeding, caring for, and transporting thousands upon thousands of migrants, and it’s weighing on the men and women in our law enforcement community that put their lives on the line to secure the border and to protect the American people.”
“All they’re asking is for the administration to enforce the law, to let them enforce the law, and to relieve them of the burden of this abdication of responsibility.”
“I’m happy to invite President Biden to come to Texas to the border, and I’d be delighted to introduce him to these people that I’ve talked about: law enforcement, small businesses, local elected officials, private property owners that are being absolutely overwhelmed by this border crisis created by President Biden’s open border policies.”
“If he’d take the time to actually listen to their experiences, there’s no way he would continue to believe that there are more important things going on.”