Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.) addresses the press during the congressional border delegation visit to El Paso, Texas. (Photo by JUSTIN HAMEL/AFP via Getty Images)
UPDATED 5:43 PM PT – Saturday, September 25, 2021
Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.) of New Mexico delivered the Republican address on the crisis at the southern border. During Saturday’s weekly address, Herrell said herself along with several families in Southern New Mexico have seen Biden’s border crisis first hand.
The Republican lawmaker added they felt completely abandoned by the government and Joe Biden.
“They know we need to preserve Title 42 to defend our border from new outbreaks of COVID,” she explained. “They also know we need to implement the successful Remain in Mexico policy.”
The GOP representative emphasized there was a “fundamental division in Washington.”
“Republicans believe that our government has a duty to protect our citizens and secure our border,” she expressed. “We believe that our government has a responsibility to know who illegally crosses our border and then enforce the law, but Washington Democrats do not believe that Americans have the right to protect their home or even question the surge of thousands of noncitizens into the country.”
According to Herrell, Democrats would rather demonize Border Patrol and ICE agents as well as hide from accountability.
“Americans won’t be distracted. Not by the media or the radical left,” she asserted. “We stand for our workers. We stand for law enforcement. We stand for safe communities. We stand for borders. We stand for America.”