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Speaker Johnson warns Americans about Biden's 'election year gimmicks' and plan to use the border crisis for politics
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Speaker Johnson warns Americans about Biden's 'election year gimmicks' and plan to use the border crisis for politics

Speaker Mike Johnson is refusing to let President Joe Biden exploit the border crisis to score political points.

For years, the Biden administration claimed the border is "secure" and denied there is a crisis. Then, when lawmakers wrote a bill that would have given Ukraine more than $60 billion and just $20 billion to the border crisis, Biden blamed the crisis on Republicans and claimed his hands were tied.

"I've done all I can do," Biden claimed as Republicans screamed from the rafters that Biden is refusing to use existing statutory authority to alleviate the migrant crisis.

But this week new reports said that Biden is now considering using executive authority to stymie the crisis, undermining his previous claims that there is nothing he can do. Under consideration is using a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act to deport migrants, which is an existing law, and policies that make it more difficult for migrants to pass asylum screenings and that allow the government to deport quickly those migrants who fail an enhanced screening process.

In a statement, Johnson highlighted how Biden is using a potential short-term solution to score political points.

After noting that Biden has previously ignored all demands to use his executive authority to alleviate the border crisis, Johnson said:

Now, in an election year, after the president has surrendered the border to cartels and smugglers, after tens of thousands of Americans have tragically lost their lives due to fentanyl poisoning, after countless unaccompanied minors and young people have been subjected to human trafficking, and after millions of illegal aliens have been scattered by the Biden administration throughout our country — the President suddenly seems interested in trying to make a change using the legal authority that he claimed until recently didn't exist.

Americans have lost faith in this President and won't be fooled by election year gimmicks that don't actually secure the border. Nor will they forget that the President created this catastrophe and, until now, has refused to use his executive power to fix it.

Biden's plans, according to Johnson, reveal "just how brazenly and intentionally President Biden misled the public when he claimed he had done everything in his power to secure the border."

"Specifically, the President's alleged desire to invoke Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which the White House dismissed using for months, is particularly telling," Johnson added.

That Biden is now exploring a solution to score political points is not just a Republican talking point.

Axios reported this week that Biden is considering issuing an executive order about two weeks before delivering his State of the Union address. That way, Biden will be able to tell Americans that"he took action while Republicans just talk," according to Axios.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

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Chris is a staff writer for Blaze News. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can reach him at cenloe@blazemedia.com.
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