Texas Congressman Ronny Jackson (R) recently accused President Joe Biden (D) of working with Mexican cartels. Furthermore, the Texas lawmaker believes that former President Donald Trump (R) will make the border more secure and safe than it had been previously.
In a tweet, Rep. Jackson alleged that Pres. Biden desired a border that is somehow both “wide open” and “erased”.
“Biden wants our border wide open & ERASED. He’s partnered with the cartels for two years now,” tweeted Rep. Jackson.
“President Trump will SECURE our border and MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN. There’s only one choice. TRUMP 2024!!”
Biden wants our border wide open & ERASED. He’s partnered with the cartels for two years now.
President Trump will SECURE our border and MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN. There’s only one choice. TRUMP 2024!!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) May 9, 2023
Rep. Jackson is the latest in a long list of Republican lawmakers who have taken issue with Pres. Biden’s border policies.
Texas Representative John Cornyn expressed his frustration with Biden's proposed funding for border security.
"We need more boots on the ground. We desperately need more Border Patrol agents on the front lines," stated Rep. Cornyn.
Despite disagreeing with the Biden administration’s handling of the issue, the Senator did agree that they did share some of the same desires.
Cornyn stated, "The administration wants to hire an additional 350 Border Patrol agents, which would be a great start, but the White House isn't taking any action to address underlying barriers to hiring those agents."
"It wouldn't matter if the White House called for 10,000 new Border Patrol agents in its budget," he continued.
The Texas senator’s grievances also include: "the broken application process" for migrant workers and the time it has taken for the Biden administration to fix it.
"The agency wouldn't be able to fill the spots until the administration fixes the broken application process, and we have seen no independent indication of their plans to do so," stated the Texas representative.
The congressman called for new action, stating, "These additions are desperately needed, but that's only one piece of the solution. A huge part of the solution lies in deterrence."
Cornyn drew attention to the possible misuse of claiming asylum.
"If people with frivolous asylum claims see they'll be quickly removed from the United States, they aren’t likely to attempt the journey to our border in the first place."
One of the Texas lawmaker’s final issues with the Biden administration’s border policy was the lack of protective measures to remove migrants who break the law.
"The White House has proposed adding more personnel to process migrants and then release them, but it doesn't want to hire more people who will actually remove people who break our laws," stated Cornyn.
"Based on his own assessment strategy, President Biden does not value border security because his budget certainly does not reflect it."
"His budget is not a serious proposal to gain operational control of the border," stated Cornyn.
"It's more talk with no action."