On Thursday, a Democratic Senator from Arizona Kyrsten Sinema criticized Biden for his lack of action about border “Crisis”.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) slammed President Joe Biden this week to take “bold” action to mitigate a migration surge at the border, saying that the nation is experiencing “a crisis.”
“The reality is that this is a crisis,” Sinema said during an interview with KTAR News. “We all know it, and the federal government must do more to address this surge of migrants who are coming to the border with increasing numbers each year.”
Sinema noted that Arizona recently has seen the highest number of border crossings in 20 years.
Sinema added, “So we really are seeing how this problem has been exacerbated and gotten worse,”. Sinema said that she was waiting for the administration to “take bold action” to fix the crisis, saying that communities in her state cannot afford to sit around and wait for officials to sit around and talk about how to fix the situation.
Sinema said that migrants are getting dumped into communities in her state and those communities have nowhere to put them. “And literally the mayor is putting these folks in his vehicle and driving them to Tucson or Phoenix to get them to shelters,” Sinema said. “That’s not acceptable.”
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Sinema’s remarks come as Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) slammed the Biden administration this week after the administration released photos this week that sought to portray the conditions on the ground as improving.
Cueller said that the administration was engaged in a “shell game,” which Oxford Languages defines as “a deceptive and evasive action or ploy, especially a political one.”
“All they’re doing is moving kids from one tent to the other tent and saying oh, they’re out of Border Patrol custody but they’re next door, next door in HHS,” Cuellar said.
Cuellar slammed Biden for failing to talk about his border crisis during his congressional address last week. “I did notice that the president did not talk about the border,” he said. “There is a border crisis, no ifs about it. The numbers are still high.”
Arizona Democrat Senator Mark Kelly also sounded off on Biden on the matter, calling Biden’s border crisis a “crisis” and saying that more federal resources were needed to fix it.
“This continues to be a major problem that shouldn’t fall on the shoulders of Arizona communities. And I think it was important to highlight that it wasn’t part of the address last night,” Kelly said. “We’ve got to address this and it can’t be on Arizona taxpayers and Arizona towns that are really struggling right now. It’s a federal government problem.”