Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan went scorched earth this week over claims from Democrats that there is no crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
During a hearing before a congressional committee, Jordan went off following news from the Biden administration that U.S. Border Patrol agents, who have spent their career protecting the nation, are now facing termination if they refuse to get vaccinated by November.
At the same time, the Biden administration is imposing no vaccination requirements on those entering the U.S. illegally as a condition for being processed and released into the U.S.
Jordan did not mince his words and the video of his speech is gaining a lot of attention across social media.
Last week, Jorda and Republican Rep. Tom McClintock sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas expressing disbelief that “the Biden administration will allow COVID-positive illegal aliens to surge across the border but will terminate dedicated law-enforcement officers who do not comply” with a presidential mandate.
“The Biden border crisis continues to worsen as illegal aliens stream across the southwest border as a result of President Biden’s and your radical immigration policies,” they wrote.
“As the brave men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol work tirelessly to respond to the Administration’s manufactured border crisis,” they added, noting that Biden’s DHS is threatening to terminate a significant number of agents who refuse to comply with the order.
The lawmakers argued that the agents’ jobs are made even harder “when senior officials, including Vice President Kamala Harris, spread false accusations of cruelty, as has occurred in recent days to mounted officers in Del Rio, while ignoring reports of attacks against Border Patrol personnel.”
Biden’s mandate “risks reducing the already-depleted Border Patrol workforce in the middle of the unfolding border crisis,” they add.
Since February, more than 1.2 million people have been apprehended illegally entering the U.S., and none have been subject to a vaccine mandate.
Retired Border Patrol Frank Lopez Jr. argued last week that Biden’s mandate “is a total betrayal by the government that is supposed to uphold the constitution Border Patrol agents swore to protect.”
“Our agents swear an oath to enforce the law codified by the U.S. Congress,” he said. “We have a system in place. But by a presidential executive order, millions of illegals are allowed to violate immigration law and agents may be terminated who follow the law who don’t want to get the COVID shots.”
Texas GOP Rep. Chip Roy said: “It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the Biden administration would once again put its hypocrisy on full display by threatening the livelihoods of American citizens with an unconstitutional vaccine mandate while simultaneously refusing to fully enforce Title 42 protocols and releasing migrants into the interior, many of whom are COVID positive.”
“We need to hold this administration accountable for its impeachable failures at the border, fully enforce Title 42, and put the American people’s safety first,” he added.