NEWS & ANALYSIS

‘TRAFFICKER-IN-CHIEF’: GOP Rep. Blasts Biden After Visit to Border 


Amidst a surging crisis at the southern border, neither Joe Biden nor Kamala Harris – who was named border czar over two weeks ago – have paid a visit, or even a bit of attention. 

Instead, Harris has traveled to Connecticut, Chicago and California, and has presided over swearing in ceremonies, bragged about the administration’s coronavirus stimulus package, visited vaccination sites, lunched with the president, attended a Cabinet meeting and held listening sessions with faith leaders, the New York Post reports.

What’s more, Harris hasn’t even responded to an invitation from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich for her to tour Arizona’s border region. 

“I guess if you were a philosopher you would say no response is a very loud response because we’ve not received any response,” Brnovich said in a Fox News interview. 

Perhaps the worst part of all is team-left’s overall refusal to admit the situation is, indeed, a crisis. 

After a trip to the border with other GOP members of Congress, Florida Rep. Kat Cammack blasted Biden, referring to him as the “trafficker-in-chief.” 

“There’s a better way to do this,” Cammack said. “It’s what the Trump administration was doing. It was the most humane, compassionate and normal way for putting Americans first, our national security first. And I would challenge Representative Escobar to actually call this what it is, a crisis. It’s not a situation. This is a crisis.” 

“This is a humanitarian crisis. And I can’t even in good conscience call President Biden ‘president,’ I have to call him ‘trafficker-in-chief’ because these kids are being trafficked,” she added.  

“The fact that my democrat colleagues won’t even call this a situation that is a crisis?” she continued. “They have to call it anything but: it’s a ‘challenge,’ it’s a ‘situation’ It’s not an emergency in their book, it’s a ‘situation.’ When you have 20,000 children in custody and the border patrol agents are stretched thin to the max and we’re watching cartel members taunt our border patrol agents as they’re sending these children under six years old across the river by themselves, this is a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions,” she said. 

Let’s start by calling it what it is. But beyond that, we need to reinstate the MPP, the Migrant Protection Protocol. We need to extend Title 45. These are all things that are going to help border patrol agents on the ground and actually deliver a humane response to this crisis that’s unfolding.” 

The first step to solving a problem is admitting the problem exists. Perhaps if team-left does away with the hypocrisy, we can move towards solving the crisis.