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Border Bombshell

As the U.S.-Mexico border continues to allow overwhelming immigration, the issue of border security has become a cause of concern for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

On Thursday, Feb. 16, McCarthy and four House Republican lawmakers traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border along Arizona’s southeast border wall. 

The Republican group walked beside the wall as they consulted local state border authorities 

 about the impact of poor border security, causing massive influxes of people into the southern border states.

Speaker McCarthy went as far as to call for investigating the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, alleging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has done nothing but lie to the public about the border and its humanitarian concerns.

“‘Our border, we don’t even have operational control of it anymore,’” McCarthy said. “‘This is why I will continue to investigate what has gone wrong here and we will hold people accountable. And that includes Secretary Mayorkas,’” according to The Federalist.

Many have projected McCarthy’s statements to insinuate a future formal inquiry into the impeachment of Mayorkas, due to his incompetence in controlling the chaos. 

Speaker McCarthy and four additional House Republicans further blasted the DHS by accusing the Department of allowing the fentanyl crisis to expand under reckless border security policy and leadership.

“‘You cannot tell us this is secure when more than 42 percent of gottaways come through here,’” McCarthy said on Thursday. “‘You cannot tell us this border’s secure when now there is enough fentanyl in this country to kill every single American more than 20 times over,’” according to The Federalist.

Headlines across the nation, especially local news stations, have been plagued with stories of Americans perishing from fentanyl-related deaths. In addition to losing this fentanyl war, simple national security is at risk with sloppy border policies from President Biden and the implementation of said disastrous policies by Secretary Mayorkas.

Republican freshman Rep. Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ) joined Speaker McCarthy in the border visit. Notably, the representative for Arizona flipped his constituent district from blue to red this past November.

Ciscomani rightly blamed the current administration for the catastrophe at the southern border: “‘There are two people that can really have an immediate impact on the situation in this country, and that’s President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas. And they both have failed, and they have shown no interest in fixing this issue,’ he said,” according to MSN.

Poor southern border security is not only affecting immigration rates, though. Some citizens who live in communities close to the U.S.-Mexico border along Arizona have expressed concern with the current state of the border and ineffective leadership from Washington, D.C.

One of the most sobering voices in the southern border humanitarian crisis is Alex Espinosa, a local funeral home director 15 miles east of where Speaker McCarthy visited the border in Arizona. 

Intriguingly, Mr. Espinosa’s testimony contradicts the claims made by DHS Secretary Mayorkas and President Biden about the border being secure:

“‘During Trump’s administration, I picked up four border crossers,’ Espinosa told The Federalist in his conference room overlooking the border wall. ‘Right now, I can’t even tell you how many. There’s more deaths. Way more deaths.

“Most, Espinosa said, die from exposure to the elements or fentanyl. He explained the numbers picked up ‘right after Biden won…Never, never, never, ever have I seen it this bad…I’ve probably buried 40 kids,’” according to The Federalist.

As southern border state citizens like Alex Espinosa continue to witness the massive security and humanitarian failure the DHS and current administration have created, the American people press the federal government for a solution to the border’s chaos.

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