Republican lawmakers on Tuesday chided President Biden for prioritizing a “woke ideology” on the expense of the southern border disaster.
Reps. Ashley Hinson of Iowa and Jim Banks of Indiana held a press convention Tuesday to “spotlight” what they considered the “absolute failures of the Biden administration” referring to addressing the border.
“We need to call out these failures and their woke ideology and their misplaced priorities, especially when it comes to what’s happening at our southern border,” Hinson stated, flanked via different Republican lawmakers.
Hinson famous that unlawful immigrant encounters crowned greater than 250,000 in December – 17 of whom have been at the terror watch record, and ten of whom have been intercourse offenders within the Del Rio Sector on my own.
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All this, she stated, has come about as Mexican drug cartels have made billions off of fentanyl and meth this is shipped into the rustic and killing Americans.
Hinson stated Biden’s assembly with Mexican President Andres Manual Lopez Obrador in Mexico City previous this month was once a ignored alternative to handle this disaster.
“What commitments did they publish immediately following that meeting? Topping the list, diversity equity, and inclusion, climate change, and integrating gender perspectives into disaster response,” she stated. “That’s what they came up with to present to the American people,” she stated, including that Americans “have no patience for these woke priorities.”
Rep. Banks famous that the six pillars of settlement between President Biden, President Lopez Obrador, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t as soon as point out the phrase fentanyl.
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The six pillars are: DEI, or “diversity, equity, and inclusion, climate change and the environment, competitiveness, migration and development, health, and regional security.
“Ninety-seven days in the past from these days I wrote President Biden inquiring for a gathering to talk about the fatal fentanyl disaster and proportion with him greater than 100 obituaries that oldsters who’ve misplaced their kids to fentanyl despatched to my place of job,” Banks stated.
“In the 97 days that Joe Biden has ignored my request to meet and talk about securing our border from the flow of fentanyl, the White House had time to meet with [a] transgender activist, the Golden State Warriors, and even George Clooney. So that tells you a lot about where the Biden administration priorities are.”
President Biden visited the southern border for the primary time in early January, a few month after claiming throughout a seek advice from to Arizona that he was once no longer going to the borer “[b]ecause there are more important things going on.”
The White House has defended itself in opposition to repeated complaint from Republican lawmakers that Biden isn’t taking the border factor critically.
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Earlier this month, the White House stated border safety and immigration are problems the president takes “very seriously since day one” and blamed Republican political stunts for slowing down growth.
Fox News Digital has reached out to the White House for extra remark.