Republican senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Tom Cotton of Arkansas hammered President Biden Thursday for his administration’s harsh criticisms of Border Patrol’s dealing with of the flood of Haitian migrants in Del Rio.
The Biden administration announced Thursday that it’s prohibiting Border Patrol brokers from utilizing horses within the Del Rio sector amid Democratic outrage over photos that lawmakers claimed confirmed brokers utilizing “whips” to dam Haitian migrants from entering into the U.S.
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“Joe Biden created this disaster. And now he is throwing the Border Patrol beneath the bus,” Cotton wrote on Twitter. “This can make issues a lot worse.”
Graham blasted the Biden administration because the “most incompetent Administration in trendy American historical past” that has “scapegoated and demagogued” Border Patrol as they’re “requested to do the unattainable.”
“The coyotes and cartels will recognize the Biden Administration eradicating Border Patrol brokers on horseback from this part of the border because it was slowing down their smuggling enterprise,” Graham tweeted on Thursday.
“That is yet one more give up of the border by the Biden Administration,” he added. “It is just a matter of time till terrorists seize upon this debacle.”
A number of Home Republicans stood by Border Patrol amid the accusations, with Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, telling Fox Information on Tuesday that the brokers “are desperately attempting to hold out their duties regardless of being woefully understaffed and missing the sources they urgently want.”
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“If [DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas] is really ‘horrified’ as he mentioned, he ought to inform President Biden to cease taking part in political video games with our nation’s safety and return to President Trump’s strong-border insurance policies that have been working,” the Texas Republican mentioned.
“Shut the border as soon as and for all,” Pfluger added.
Fox Information’ Adam Shaw contributed reporting
Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox Information Digital. You will discover him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene
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