The situation at the border has become a dangerous slow-motion disaster for the border states. It’s no surprise then that Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey wants President Joe Biden to do something about it.
Ducey has called on Biden to ask for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas after he admitted his inability to do anything about the crisis, Breitbart reported. The GOP governor made his demand in a statement Friday as 117,000 illegal immigrants were admitted into the U.S. in August alone,
“Unlike Secretary Mayorkas, Arizonans understand that strong borders are essential to public safety and national security,” Ducey said of the crisis in a statement via news release. “The Biden-Harris administration’s record of failure on this issue has led to this moment,” he said.
“President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, through their words and their actions, have signaled to the world that America’s southern border is wide open and unprotected,” the governor said. He went on to lay out the extent of the problem that has broken two decades’ worth of records.
“Law enforcement and humanitarian groups at a breaking point. Young children enticed to make the dangerous journey to cross the southern border. Drugs flowing into our communities. Cartels essentially in control of vast swaths of territory south of the border. And now, Secretary Mayorkas has confirmed our worst fears,” Ducey charged.
In audio leaked to Fox News’ Bill Melugin, Mayorkas revealed that he feels powerless to stop the influx of migrants flooding the border. “A couple of days ago I was down in Mexico, and I said look, you know, if, if our borders are the first line of defense, we’re going to lose and this is unsustainable,” Mayorkas reportedly said in the audio an anonymous Border Patrol source provided.
“It is time for Secretary Mayorkas to resign, and for him to be replaced with someone who will tell the American people the truth publicly, stand up to the radical activists inside the Biden-Harris administration and once and for all end the crisis at the southern border,” Ducey urged. “The safety of Arizona and our entire nation depends on it.”
We can’t have a defeatist fighting for our nation’s border security. It’s time for Sec. Mayorkas to resign, and he needs to be replaced with someone who will tell the truth publicly & stand up to the radical activists inside the Biden-Harris administration. #BidenBorderCrisis 1/ https://t.co/FpdO9x09xQ
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) August 13, 2021
Whether through unwillingness or incompetence, the crisis at the border continues without any relief in sight. Coupled with Mayorkas’s admission, Ducey is right to call for his resignation with such a defeatist attitude about such a serious threat.