(CBrief) – Fed-up Republicans are calling for Vice President Kamala Harris to be removed from her position as the “border czar.” Texas GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson introduced a resolution earlier this year, which has 26 co-sponsors, and argues that Harris and President Joe Biden have completely failed to handle the border crisis.
“Instead of working for the American people, Kamala Harris has worked against us by ignoring her responsibilities as Border Czar. Rather than doing her job, Harris sits back and watches as illegal immigration skyrockets, countless people at home and abroad are victimized by drug and human trafficking, and CBP officers are left without resources or support from the Biden Administration. Make no mistake – Harris’ approach is by design, and she must be stopped,” Jackson said.
“It is past time for Joe Biden to remove her from the Border Czar role and appoint someone who will put Americans’ interests first. A nation without borders is no nation at all. We need a real leader at the helm who will secure our southern border, and, in turn, our country’s bright future. A single canned photo op and pointless foreign trips to Northern Triangle countries on the taxpayers’ dime are not cutting it. I urge Speaker Pelosi to bring my resolution to the House Floor immediately, for the American peoples’ sake,” Jackson continued.
Florida GOP Reps. Byron Donalds and Mike Waltz also recently denounced Harris’ performance in office, slamming her “failures” as she went on a two-stop tour in the Sunshine State.
Donalds said Harris has not delivered as the “border czar,” with Mexican border policy being an “abject failure” with “anemic security policies.”
“She’s been ineffective in her primary role of securing the nation,” Donalds said.
Waltz offered similar comments.
“She’s going to the Spec Ops command to receive a briefing. I find that quite ironic and sad. I wish they had done that and listened to them before the Afghan debacle,” said Waltz. “The intelligence community is briefing us on a regular basis that ISIS and Al Qaeda again intend to hit us.”
A new report found that the number of illegal immigrant crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border for fiscal year 2022 topped 2.76 million, breaking the previous annual record by more than 1 million, according to Customs and Border Protection data.
Texas Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar, who represents an area along the southern border, also called for Harris to be replaced as the “border czar.”
“I’ve moved on from the vice president to say, ‘OK, let’s work with the ambassadors, and let’s work with the State Department. Let’s work with the Homeland Secretary.’ I think that’s the way to address it, but I know that the media has put a lot of focus on the vice president, but with all due respect, she was given that title. I don’t think she’s, with all due respect, putting the effort in there…We’ve got to look at other folks that have the expertise on that,” Cuellar said.
Harris, who was appointed by Joe Biden to serve as the “border czar,” has been under fire over her failure to visit the southern border.
Several busloads of migrants were dropped off again in front of Harris’ vice presidential residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., on Christmas Eve.
In recent months, Abbott and other red state governors have been sending thousands of migrants north to “sanctuary” cities like Chicago, New York City, Martha’s Vineyard, and Washington, D.C., as a means of drawing attention to the chaos along the U.S.-Mexico border that they have blamed on President Biden’s lax immigration and enforcement policies.
The Daily Wire reported:
With the temperature dipping into the teens, buses with approximately 50 migrants were expected to arrive late Saturday in front of the U.S. Naval Observatory, a source told CNN. A reporter with 7News, a local ABC affiliate, caught what he said was the third and final bus of the night, noting it came from Texas.
Video posted to social media by the reporter, Christian Flores, showed what he said were migrants picking up their belongings and boarding another bus destined for a local church. They included women and children.
The third and final bus of migrants of the night of migrants buses up to D.C. from Texas arriving, with Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network taking them to a church: pic.twitter.com/Y65B8RnilZ
— Christian Flores (@CFloresNews) December 25, 2022
Amy Fischer, a volunteer with the Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network, said the organization was expecting the migrant busses after being notified by an NGO in the Lone Star State they were coming. She told CNN the busses were supposed to go to New York City but were diverted to D.C. because of inclement winter weather.
“The DC community has been welcoming buses from Texas anytime they’ve come since April. Christmas Eve and freezing cold weather is no different,” Fischer said. “We are always here welcoming folks with open arms.”
Kamala Harris got a surprise Christmas present this year — bus loads of illegal immigrants arrived in front of her home.pic.twitter.com/0LP0CgQwcJ
— Patriot Alerts (@alerts___) December 26, 2022