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Fox News reporter shows how a House Democrat beclowns himself by trying to blame the border crisis on Republicans
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Fox News reporter shows how a House Democrat beclowns himself by trying to blame the border crisis on Republicans

Rep. Ted Lieu beclowned himself on Wednesday for trying to blame Republicans for the border crisis.

The California Democrat reposted to social media old headlines from the New York Times and USA Today about border issues that happened in 2019 under then-President Donald Trump's watch.

"Headlines about the border — Border at 'Breaking Point' More Than 76,000 Unauthorized Migrants Cross in a Month — New migrant caravan of 2,500 sets out for U.S." Lieu wrote, adding, "DATE? 2019[.] Did MAGA Republicans blame Trump? NO. Because Republicans aren’t interested in real solutions."

Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin, who covers the border crisis, quickly pointed out the problem with Lieu's suggestion: if those numbers are problematic, just wait until you see what has happened under President Joe Biden's watch!

"This isn't the mic drop the congressman thinks it is," Melugin said.

"If 76,000 in one month was a 'breaking point' as described by NYT in 2019, I can’t wait to see what they write about the December we’re in now, as we are currently on pace to hit 300,000 in one month. We had 269k in Sept," he explained.

Those numbers, in fact, are not anomalies.

According to Customs and Border Protection data, there have been on average roughly 200,000 migrant encounters at the southern border each month under Biden. That figure does not include "gotaways," the migrants who evaded capture.

In response to critics, Lieu suggested Republicans are not taking the issue seriously.

"If Republicans think this is such a crisis why did House Republicans recess and send us all home for more than three weeks?" he said.

But that is misleading. Republicans in the House and Senate would love to solve the border crisis. The problem, however, is that Democrats are reluctant to agree to any substantive changes to immigration policy. The House, therefore, recessed for the Christmas holiday because the partisan stalemate had zero chance of resolving itself before Christmas.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News
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