U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) sounded off on President Biden’s disastrous border policies during a Sunday interview with Fox News, accusing the president of handing “operational control” of the southern border to human traffickers and drug cartels,
“What’s happening now is because of Joe Biden’s recklessness – his desire when he became president just to rip up all the Trump-era policies that had our border secure, and now they’re scrambling to find a solution to the crisis that Joe Biden created,” Donalds said. “What the Democrats have always wanted is this massive surge to the border with no checks at all,” he continued.
Donalds also rejected the notion from leftists that GOP border policies are “cruel and inhumane,” arguing that the lack of a solution to the crisis leads to more suffering for both migrants and U.S. citizens.
“The Democrats do this all the time. They don’t like a policy, they call it cruel,” the Florida lawmaker stated. “But what truly is cruel are the young women who are being raped in the journey to our southern border.”
“The fact we’ve given operational control to the drug cartels under Joe Biden’s administration… The drug cartels are going to make about $13 billion this year, trafficking people to our southern border and then they use Joe Biden’s reckless policy to traffic massive amounts of fentanyl into our country, killing 75,000 Americans per year. That’s inhumane.”
Donalds also responded to criticism from U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (R-GA), who accused Republicans of welcoming the border crisis and wanting to bring back “slavery.”
“Republicans like to see them lined up at the border, because they know that that’s a stream of labor ready to be exploited. If you could get back to slavery, you would gladly do so,” Johnson said of his Republican colleagues.
When asked for his thoughts by Fox News host Shannon Bream, Donalds dismissed Johnson’s assertion and referenced an infamous video where the Georgia congressman was worried that the island of Guam would “tip over and capsize.”
“I don’t have no response to Hank on this. Hank also thought Guam was going to tip over. So, that doesn’t make any sense at all,” Donalds told Bream. “What Republicans want to see is a secure and orderly process at our southern border. You can’t have a situation where a group of 30 or 40 migrants just walk up to a border agent, and its border agent because of Joe Biden and Alejandro Mayorkas policy, had to stop their job of actually patrolling the border to start filing paperwork. That’s what’s happening. And it makes no sense.”