Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert and more than 20 House GOP leaders introduced a resolution on Wednesday to censure President Joe Biden for his “dereliction of duty” to respond to the immigration crisis along the nation’s southern border.
“My censure bill holds President Biden accountable for his actions — or lack thereof — at the border,” Boebert said in a statement.
“Biden has refused to enforce the laws securing our border, he has refused to visit our border, his border czar Kamala has refused to visit the border, and his Secretary of Homeland Security is lying to the American people by saying that our border is closed,” she added.
Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs said in the statement, “President Biden and Vice President Harris have sent an unequivocal message that they prefer illegal immigrants over Americans. Their radical agenda has erased our southern border.”
Alabama Republican Rep. Barry Moore said, “Ensuring the integrity of our borders is one of the most fundamental duties of a president, yet President Biden has destroyed four years of progress at the border to satisfy far-left activists and cheap labor-loving globalists.”
He added, “His reckless determination to reverse every Trump administration policy regardless of the outcome has put every American family and our economy at risk. We must hold President Biden to account for putting politics over the people he has sworn an oath to protect.”
According to the statement, “Under President Trump, there were 1,400 children in HHS custody at the border. When Rep. Boebert visited in June, there were 22,000.” In addition, it noted, “Over 1 million illegal aliens have been encountered by CBP since Biden took office, including a record-breaking 180,000 illegal aliens in May.”
Perhaps the starkest contrast was made in the statement by comparing the end of former President Donald Trump’s term with Biden’s first months in office.
“In President Trump’s last month in office, Border Patrol released just 18 illegal immigrants, but in May, Biden released over 26,000 illegal immigrants into communities across the country. Since he took office, Biden has released almost 100,000 illegal aliens,” the statement said.
23 Members of Congress joined Rep. Boebert introducing her bill including: Reps. Andy Biggs, Dan Bishop, Madison Cawthorn, Jeff Duncan, Pat Fallon, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, Bob Good, Paul Gosar, Morgan Griffith, Diana Harshbarger, Jody Hice, Ronny Jackson, Thomas Massie, Alex Mooney, Barry Moore, Troy Nehls, Ralph Norman, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Bill Posey, Lance Gooden, Chip Roy, and Randy Weber.
The unity of many Republican leaders is a good sign, but the reality is that all 435 House members should be on board with this action. We’re not talking about a partisan issue. This is about the security of the nation.
The censure will not pass in the Democrat-controlled house, but the statement makes the point. Biden has failed America in the area of immigration, a failure many voters will remember both in the midterm elections and in 2024.