Rep. James Comer to Newsmax: Democrats Are Turning a 'Blind Eye' on Border Crisis (Newsmax/"Spicer & Co.")
By Jim Thomas | Tuesday, 08 June 2021 07:49 PM
On Tuesday, Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., discussed the continuing crisis at the U.S. southern border and the lack of attention being paid to it by the Democratic party.
Congressman Comer told “Spicer & Co.” that “we're having all sorts of humanitarian issues (at the border) and the Democrats just want to turn a blind eye, and it's very unfortunate. I don't think she (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” catastrophe.
“They're trying to downplay this” crisis, both the Democrats, and the media, he said during an appearance on Newsmax.
It is unacceptable that “she's getting away with this because the media is confused,” he said.
If you try to secure the border, you’re now being labeled a racist by the media, he said.
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.”
As far as the Democrats, “they don't know what to do and they just hope that this issue will go away and obviously it's not going away,” he added.
“It's terrible and it's just unimaginable that Kamala Harris hasn't set foot on the border,” he said. After all, “she is the border czar now, according to President Joe Biden.”
“This is costing the taxpayers billions of dollars,“ he added, but “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.”
“They think you can just continue to pay everybody off.”
“They think socialism is the answer.”
The solution he says, is a do-over.
“What they need to do is they need to have a policy to secure the border, he argued, they need to go and have a press conference on the border much like the one that she had (yesterday), only taking a completely different position, a position more like how Donald Trump secured the border.”
The congressman is for legal immigration and say FEMA and the Red Cross should set up on the Mexican side of the U.S. border. Comer also wants the U.S. to stop paying countries to stem migrant flow.
“We want to help these people that are trying to come across the border legally. 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,” he said.
“Everything they do in the Biden-Harris Administration makes this crisis worse every day,” he concluded.
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