The US House Committee on Homeland Security had a hearing to receive essential safety updates with testimony from the top Border Control leader to hear about the concerns of the American law enforcement agency most directly impacted by Democrat Joe Biden’s open borders.
And because they were not in attendance, they didn’t hear about what a disaster the Joe Biden administration has made on the border.
US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz testified for the Republicans and said the US does not have “operational control” of the southern border, contradicting a stance previously taken by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in a shocking development.
CNN reported that Mayorkas has previously maintained in testimony before lawmakers that the department has operational control of the border, though he’s been more ambiguous in interviews, citing the statutory definition and saying he’s trying to “achieve it.” Mayorkas has often served as the focus of Republicans’ criticism of the Biden administration’s handling of border security.
“Does DHS have operational control of our entire border?” House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green, a Republican from Tennessee, asked Ortiz on Wednesday as part of a hearing on the situation along the US-Mexico border.
“No, sir,” Ortiz responded.
Green followed up with a clip from Mayorkas maintaining that his department has control.
“Do you think Secretary Mayorkas is lying there?” Green asked.
Ortiz declined to say whether Mayorkas was lying, saying: “About 10 years ago we used operational control as a measuring stick of our effectiveness along the southwest border. My new strategy is geared toward mission advantage.”
In his opening remarks, Ortiz underscored the challenges facing his agents amid an influx of migrants at the US-Mexico border, telling lawmakers that in some areas, his agency faces “a crisis situation.”
Unfortunately, the Democrats in that Committee collectively refused to attend, sending a message to the American people that since they are no longer in charge and the -top bosses-, they would not participate and do the work that the American people sent them to DC to do on the matter of national security.
Of the Republicans who did attend the meeting, US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) was right on point when she exposed the childishness of the Democrats for pouting that they lost the leadership of the Committee after humiliating losses for Democrats in Nov. 2022.
MTG had some harsh words for the Democrats who refused to attend the crucial House hearing on the threats and security risks that the men and women of Border Patrol face.
“Calls your reps to make your voices heard about what happened at this Committee,” Greene said to Bergquam, giving readers a call to action if they don’t like the idea of the needs and safety of the men and women on the frontlines being politicized with temper tantrums.
Greene posted her comments about the number of known got aways who have entered the country illegally:
And she followed it up with a hard blow to the Biden administration: