Never afraid to speak her mind without regard to party affiliation, former Democrat congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard took aim at President Joe Biden and his administration over the weekend, arguing that the situation at the border is creating an untenable “humanitarian crisis” as well as a “very serious security threat,” as Fox News reports.
During an appearance on the network’s Justice with Judge Jeanine on Saturday, Gabbard blasted the fact that “The Biden-Harris administration has an open-door policy at the borders,” adding, “The reality is that people are being let in and crossing the border every single day.”
Noting the dramatic increase in apprehensions reported by Border Patrol agents since Biden took office, Gabbard declared, “Actions speak louder than words” and that “it doesn’t matter how many times Secretary [Antony] Blinken or Kamala Harris or anyone from the administration says, you know, don’t come across the border.”
The problem, according to Gabbard, is that the through its actions, as well as inaction, the Biden administration has telegraphed to human traffickers and drug cartels that there will likely be no consequences for their attempts to profit from shepherding people across the border.
Specifically, Gabbard stated, “The fact is that the open-door policy that this administration has in place is posing a humanitarian crisis is creating a humanitarian crisis, as well as a very serious security threat for our country.”
Expanding her attack to include others besides the commander in chief, Gabbard assailed Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for what she views as his gross dishonesty toward the American people in this most critical of topics.
“The Department of Homeland Security secretary recently told Congress: ‘Our borders are secure.’ This is what he said,” Gabbard said, referencing the Cabinet member’s September appearance before the House Homeland Security Committee in which he declared that the border is “no less secure” under Biden than it was under former President Donald Trump.
According to Gabbard, “bold-faced” deceptions of precisely that sort are causing a serious erosion of Americans’ trust in their government, and that statements such as that offered by Mayorkas have laid bare “the arrogance and the self-serving nature of leaders who are in power in this country and the disrespect they have for the American people…”.
Democrats everywhere would do well to heed Gabbard’s words on this and several other issues, lest they keep contributing to the continued degradation of our political system from which it may be difficult – if not impossible – to return.