This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., unveiled a resolution “commending the bravery and hard work of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents as they attempt to manage the crisis at the southern border.”
Republican U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and James Lankford of Oklahoma co-sponsored the resolution.
Scott weighed in on the resolution on Wednesday and took aim at President Joe Biden.
“Last month, I visited the border to meet with our brave CBP agents to hear firsthand from them about the crisis on the border,” Scott said. “My trip to Arizona made one thing abundantly clear: the crisis on our southern border is 100 percent caused by President Biden’s policies of open borders and amnesty. Just last month, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol apprehended more than 170,000 illegal aliens trying to cross our border – that’s the highest monthly total in nearly 15 years. That is unacceptable. It’s time for the Biden administration to stop this insanity, secure the border and send a clear message of law and order.
“Amid Biden’s border crisis, our CBP agents are selflessly and heroically risking their lives to secure our border and keep people safe. Every day, these agents are put in dangerous situations and lack the federal resources they need to do their jobs. They are worthy of our respect and admiration, and I am proud to lead my colleagues today to honor their service and sacrifice,” Scott added.
“Last month, I traveled to the Rio Grande Valley with 18 of my fellow senators and we witnessed firsthand the incredible bravery and dedication of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers as they face the greatest crisis our southern border has ever seen. With the influx of illegal crossings at historic levels, these first responders are working around the clock to ensure the safety and security of our border communities. I am proud to join this resolution honoring our border patrol and thanking them for courageously working to secure our border,” Cruz said.
“President Biden’s bad policies have invited thousands of migrants to our borders in hopes of entering the country illegally. I’ve seen first-hand how the brave men and women employed to protect our southern border have worked tirelessly to manage this humanitarian and security crisis the best they can. On behalf of Oklahomans, I express my deepest gratitude for their dedication to protect our nation and uphold American law. Thank you for the way you serve,” said Lankford.
“Our southern border is an unmitigated crisis but we’ve heard nothing but lies and obfuscations from the Biden-Harris administration. This administration has created a border surge unseen for almost 15 years and expect the brave men and women of the CBP to put their lives on the line to pick up the slack. We cannot continue to allow our nation’s borders to descend into lawlessness. President Biden must act now,” Hawley said.
Scott’s resolution was sent to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday.
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