Republicans Framed For The Border Crisis

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(TargetLiberty.org) – On Sunday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” told co-anchor Jonathan Karl that the Republicans did not appear to be interested in fixing the situation at the border. 

During the interview Karl had asked Murphy, who had brokered the bipartisan border deal in the Senate which fell through, on President Biden’s handling of migrants. However, instead of addressing the question, Murphy focused on blaming the Republicans.

As he argued the GOP had made it clear that they were not interested in looking into possible immigration and border reforms. Instead, he claimed that they were looking for the U.S. border to be a “mess” because that is what former President Donald Trump had instructed them to do. 

The Senator also pointed out that Biden had previously sent to Congress a comprehensive border and immigration reform during his first week in office. This is evidence that he had tried to act swiftly to address the crisis at the United States border.

Karl however pushed back against this claim arguing that the bill in question was not focused on border security but rather on providing a path to citizenship. 

In response, Murphy argued that there were new regulations brought forward by the President which were both stopping people from crossing the border and bringing down asylum. However, Murphy pointed out that as expected the courts had blocked that action which is why legislative action was needed. 

Throughout the interview, Murphy continued to blame the border crisis on the GOP despite Karl bringing up polls that showed that Americans disapproved of how the President had been handling the border issue. 

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