Diaz-Balart slammed Biden for allowing 100,000 migrants across the U.S. border in April alone, and made the argument that it is a national security issue.
Continuing, the congressman asked how the GOP planned to reverse the changes that Biden made, reinstilling former President Trump’s border policies and allowing border agents to effectively do their work.
“You have 100,000 Americans die because of fentanyl, right? It’s become the largest killer for young Americans in the country,” he said after GOP leaders announced the formation of the Hispanic Leadership Trust. “So the consequences of this president’s administration are known, not only bad for the economy, they’ve become deadly. We have to use every possible avenue to reverse this insanity.”
When Diaz-Balart was asked to respond to the Democrats describing the GOP’s support for strong border enforcement as racist,
“I have fought discrimination in my entire life, but I will not permit the discrimination against United States of America that says America cannot be the only country that’s not allowed to determine who comes in,” he said.
“And we’re seeing the results again: 100,000 dead right? 100,000 Americans dead because of fentanyl.”
“The administration said that they were going to pursue a humane policy. Is what they’re doing today humane, the number of deaths of people trying to come over as humane?”
“The fact that the vast majority of girls and young women are raped on the way here, you know, is that humane? Is the fact that this administration has turned over the southern border to the cartels, is that humane? No, that is inhuman.”
No one in the Biden administration seems to have a plan to address the border crisis.
Vice President Kamala Harris, who was assigned to manage the situation, has yet to visit the border at all.