Rep. James Comer, a Republican from Kentucky, recently made an appearance on Newsmax where he accused Democrats and others in the Biden administration of turning “a blind eye” to the crisis happening right now along the southern border, trying to ignore it and by not bothering to visit the area.
“We’re having all sorts of humanitarian issues and the Democrats just want to turn a blind eye, and it’s very unfortunate,” Comer stated during his apperance on “Spicer & Co.” “I don’t think [Vice President Kamala Harris] wants to go to the border because she knows the media will follow her – and so many of the media have also turned a blind eye to this.”
“They’re trying to downplay this,” he added.
Comer’s comments referred to the record number of illegal immigrants who have been caught at the southwest border since President Joe Biden by executive order reversed or relaxed many of the policies put in place by his predecessor, Donald Trump.
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“[Harris is] she’s away with this because the media is confused,” Comer went on to say during his interview.
He added that Trump and anyone who spoke in favor of his policies of attempting to secure the border earns a label of “racist” by the many news outlets.
The media doesn’t “know what to do – in this world of political correctness – when you have ‘The Squad’ and so many of the socialists in the Democratic Party now trying to imply that anyone trying to secure the borders are racists,” he said referring to the group of self-identified socialist Democrat Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
Comer then shredded Democrats for pushing policies that he believes encouraged migrants and then opting to do nothing to help stem the flow of illegal immigrants flooding into the country.
“They don’t know what to do and they just hope that this issue will go away, and obviously it’s not going away,” the congressman stated. “It’s terrible and it’s just unimaginable that Kamala Harris hasn’t set foot on the border. She is the border czar now, according to President Joe Biden.”
“This is costing the taxpayers billions of dollars. Money means nothing to the Democrats. I’ve never seen spending like I’ve seen in the last four and a half months, and it’s not going to end,” he added.
Comer then made a call for the federal authorities and charitable organizations to get busy and set up on the Mexican side of the southern border, noting that he also wants to see the U.S. stop paying countries in Latin America to provide support in stemming the tie of illegal immigrants.
“We want to help these people that are trying to come across the border legally,” he went on to say. “Let’s set up Red Cross and FEMA on the Mexican side of the border and try to help these people, but we cannot allow these people to continue to come to the border and trying to pay countries to slow the influx of their residents fleeing their country to come to the United States… that’s only going to make the problem worse.”
“Everything they do in the Biden-Harris Administration makes this crisis worse every day,” Comer said.