Texas Representative Jodey Arrington chastised Joe Biden’s recent border response calling his resolve of the issue a “half-a—- gig,” according to Fox News.
During the press conference, Texas lawmakers discussed Biden’s border crisis.
Louie Gohmert, another Representative of Texas, was asked what could be expected regarding Border Patrol agents capturing migrants illegally crossing the border after the congressman said Border Patrol was not allowed to “apprehend” the migrants.
Arrington took control of the mic and said that he and his colleagues “just want the law to be enforced.”
“It’s really that simple,” said Arrington. “I think when you juxtapose the last administration reducing illegal border crossings by 70-plus percent with this uncontrollable surge, it’s real simple: secure the border, enforce the laws.”
“Congress has a lot of work to do” to address the growing migrant crisis at the Southern border and “can’t put it all on any one administration, but you got to start with securing the border and enforcing the laws.”
“And these poor folks out here – local, state and federal law enforcement officers – have had their legs completely cut out from under them on account of catching and releasing,” said Arrington. “On account of no notice-to-appear.”
“It’s a half-a—- gig. That’s what my dad would call it, a half-a—- way to secure the border and enforce the law,” said Arrington. “At best, at best!”
“Most of it is just completely abdicating those laws on the books and the responsibility,” added Arrington.
“This is inhumane, it is wrong and it is the direct consequence of policy decisions by the Biden administration to stop building the wall, to return to catch-and-release, and to end the stay-in-Mexico policy,” Sen. Ted Cruz said.
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The Texas GOP’s visit to the border featured multiple officials and border experts, including former acting Customs and Border Protection chief Mark Morgan and former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement director Tom Homan.
The lawmakers’ trek to the southern border comes as Biden continues to face pressure over his administration’s response to the growing crisis.
Last week, a group of GOP senators took a trip to the border to see the crisis firsthand and published photos of what they saw.