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South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham says Joe Biden has committed an impeachable offense by neglecting to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.
After visiting the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma, Arizona, Graham detailed how that particular area is a hotspot for illegal immigrants trying to get into America.
Graham slammed Biden over his handling of the border, calling the administration “criminally negligent” for providing a pathway for terrorists and others to enter the U.S.
“There’s been 100% increase in fentanyl seizures at the Yuma sector alone. Our borders are completely open, they’re porous, people are pouring in, drugs are pouring in,” Graham said.
“Here’s what I worry about: Terrorists getting in the middle of this group and killing a bunch of us. The incompetence in Afghanistan of turning Afghanistan over to the terrorists, the Taliban, will allow Al Qaeda and ISIS to roam freely and an open border is going to meet one day and some terrorist is going to take advantage of this system, come here and kill a bunch of us if we don’t change,” he added.
“Joe Biden is criminally negligent. His administration, I think, is criminally negligent when it comes to controlling our border,” he continued.
“Our men and women of the Border Patrol and ICE are under siege. They’re American heroes. You just would not believe what it’s like to work along the border. I don’t know how they do it and they’ve been completely abandoned by President Biden. He should be impeached over this. This is a dereliction of duty and a bunch of Americans is going to get killed if we don’t change our policies quickly,” Graham said.
Kamala Harris, who was appointed by Joe Biden to serve as the “border czar,” is under fire again this week for choosing to visit a New Jersey bakery rather than traveling to Mexico with other Biden officials to address the crisis at the border.
During a segment on Fox News, the panel took turns slamming Harris for traveling everywhere other than the U.S.-Mexico border.
Below is a transcript:
GUTFELD: “And she should be.”
MCDOWELL: “But Dana — so they get her away from what she is supposed to be responsible for, and that’s the border crisis, but then they do this. Give us some — give me the (crosstalk)”
PERINO: “I don’t know what’s happening, I don’t understand it. I really think that her instincts seem to be really off. Because if you followed her Senate career, she never actually passed a bill, but she showed up at every press conference to talk about the bills that had passed. And the root causes of the immigration debacle, they are not going to be solved within this administration where she can go on and give a press release. Do you remember when she had the gaffe where she laughed about going to the border? The next day it was when President Biden said well, now you’re in charge of the border. And then, about five days later, they were like, actually, no, just the root causes of the border.
WATTERS: “At least she didn’t sniff the kids’ hair.”
Several top members of the Biden administration were in Mexico City last Friday for a meeting with Mexican officials regarding security along the U.S.-Mexico border — except for Harris.
Harris, whom President Biden appointed in March to manage the U.S. response to the migrant crisis along the border, went to New Jersey instead.
Attending Friday’s high-level talks in Mexico’s capital were Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Ken Salazar, a former U.S. senator from Colorado who now serves as the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, also attended.
Harris not being present at a meeting of that many top officials speaks volumes to how she has handled the border crisis.