Speaker Johnson Unimpressed With Biden Border Action

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(ConservativeHub.com) – On Sunday, June 2, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) offered no praise to the federal administration for taking action to secure the U.S-Mexico border. President Joe Biden was expected to sign an executive order this week aimed at tackling illegal immigration.

In the past few months, both parties have expressed criticisms over Biden’s handling of the southern border and the ongoing immigration crisis. However, on Tuesday, Biden signed an order intended to temporarily close the border if the average of daily encounters reaches 2,500. A senior official said the border will only reopen if the number drops back down to 1,500. Officials also said that while the border is closed, most people will be “ineligible for asylum” outside of certain “compelling circumstances.”

During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Johnson was asked whether he believes that there should be any credit given to Biden for his actions on the border. However, in response, the House Speaker argued that Biden was doing “too little too late” and that this was all just part of his attempt to try and convince the American people that he was looking to address the issue that was created as a result of his own actions.

Johnson said it’s been documented that since the Biden administration was put in place, there are 64 specific actions that Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have taken in order to “open the border.” He accused them of doing this “intentionally” and expressed his belief that the US will be dealing with the ramifications for decades.

Right before the order was officially unveiled on Tuesday, Johnson spoke up again, slamming the executive order as “weak” and mere “window dressing.” He asserted Biden would have taken action long ago if he truly cared.

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