One California politician is urging President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to visit the southern border, and she isn’t mincing words.
Rep. Young Kim (R-CA), the newly elected congresswoman in California’s 39th congressional district, told America’s leaders to “get your butts” to the southern border, Fox News reported.
During an appearance Sunday on Fox & Friends, Young spoke about the immigration crisis and a recent trip that she and other members of Congress took to the southern border.
“I have gone down to the border in Texas, the southern border,” Kim said. “I also went down to the California-Mexico border. What I have seen is definitely the security crisis and humanitarian crisis.”
Kim said that the Biden administration has refused to address the reality of what’s happening, and for that reason, she urged Biden and Harris to visit the border for themselves.
“I urge the Biden administration and also Vice President Kamala Harris to get down to the border to see for themselves,” Kim said, adding “maybe they change their mind.”
“Get your butts out there”
Kim argued that Biden’s handling of the southern border is benefiting traffickers, drug cartels and other criminals while hurting Americans and those who want to come into the country legally.
“It is undermining legal immigration, and it is draining the resources from the Border Patrol agents, CBP agents when they should be patrolling the borders,” the congresswoman said. “Right now all of the illegal activities are slipping through because our border patrol agents are now serving the role of caretakers.”
Kim again called for Biden and Harris to visit the southern border, and urged for a return to the immigration practices of the Trump administration.
“I really encourage them to get down there, get your butts out there and see it for yourselves what I’m seeing,” Kim said. “It is breaking my heart. I see so many mothers with young children because they are getting a mixed signal that when you come across the border illegally, one way or another you will be taken care of. Wrong, wrong. We need to reinstate the policies that have worked during the previous administration and really, I really encourage them to get down there and let’s fix the problem.”
Harris in particular has received ample criticism for her absence on the border as she was tasked to be the leader in the Biden administration on the immigration issue.
Numerous members of Congress, from both sides of the aisle — particularly border-state Democrats — have been urging Biden and Harris to visit the southern border for months now, partly in the hope that witnessing what is happening will encourage them to change their immigration policies. Biden and Harris, however, have chosen to turn a blind eye to the problem, choosing instead to stand by their immigration policies despite the horrific effects.