It was a stark image that the mainstream media would work feverishly to keep off the airwaves. Joe Biden exited Air Force 1 and was met by Governor Greg Abbott waiting for him in his wheelchair with a letter in his hand. This meeting was not a warm reception for the President, who was making his first-ever trip to the Border in his flirty year career in Washington. Abbott was not officially invited to meet with the President. One of Abbott’s aids received an email last night asking if the Governor would be at the airport to meet Biden. This social faux pax is a horrific slight of protocol for a President not to coordinate a state visit with the sitting Governor. Just another example of incompetence in the Biden White House.
Abbott used the opportunity to chastise the President for ignoring the Border Crisis and told the President he was “Two years late and $20 Billion too short.” In answer to the President’s claim that the Republicans do not have any solutions to the crisis and that they are to blame, Abbott handed a one-page letter to Biden. This letter highlights five steps that we should take to curb the flow. Abbott’s appearance and this scathing letter are a one-two punch Biden would have liked to avoid.
These are the points detailed by Abbott:
- Aggressively prosecuting illegal entry and illegal reentry.
- Complying with laws mandating that various categories of aliens “shall” be detained.
- Stopping parole for aliens en masse in violation of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.
- Fully reinstating the Migrant Protection Protocols, such that aliens seeking admission remain in Mexico while proceedings unfold in the United States.
- Immediately resuming construction of the border wall in Texas, using the billions of dollars Congress has appropriated for that purpose.
None of these are new ideas. Actually, these were all policies under Trump, and Biden negated them all by executive order on Day 1 two years ago. Abbott is telling Biden the system was working under Trump, and reinstating them would go a long way to recovering our Southern Border.
Biden was also heard commenting to Border Patrol officers that more resources are needed to bolster the Border, and he will deliver those funds. The problem here is an interpretation of the crisis. Border Patrol and the government of Texas want funds to prevent illegals from entering Texas. Biden wants to provide more resources for processing the illegals once they are in the country. That contrast is how out of touch with the Border Crisis the President is.
Two other members of the Biden Team also made fools of themselves today. On the flight from Washington to El Paso, Karine Jeanne-Pierre claimed that under the Biden policies, people crossing our Border was down over 25% in the first few months of FY 2023. This claim is an outright lie and a deception to the American people. She spoke to those who only get their information from the msm and are unaware of the facts. The crossings into El Paso alone have gone up over 200%. A far cry from her claim. The other was Mayorkas, who is useless but had to accompany the President. The only question posed to him was will he resign. He says emphatically that he will not. In that case, we will have to impeach him.
Regardless of the Outcome of the President’s visit, democrats will use the Biden visit to bolster their claim that the Border is the fault of Republicans. They started on the Sunday morning talk shows. We must keep working on getting the truth out to those with their heads in the sand.