Speaker Johnson turns focus to U.S. border: ‘an unconscionable and unsustainable catastrophe’

2T60G2X Speaker of the United States House of Representatives United States Representative Mike Johnson (Republican of Louisiana) offers remarks during press conference with families of hostages held by Hamas in Gaza, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Credit: Rod Lamkey/CNP

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Americans across the nation are concerned about the Biden administration’s open border policies, which have facilitated mass illegal immigration since 2021.

It is this concern that Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., has brought to the table in December, asking for more details from the White House on their funding requests for foreign wars while the domestic southern border remains unsecured.

The Speaker announced on X that he had sent a letter to the White House discussing “their lack of clarity and clearly defined strategy and end game for prevailing in Ukraine and the need for transformative change to our nation’s border security laws[.]”

In his first interview after winning the speakership, Johnson told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he was concerned about the lack of foresight in the Biden administration’s funding for the war in Ukraine. He said, “What is the objective here? What is the end game with Ukraine?”

In the letter to the director of the Office of Management and Budget, he responded to another White House request for aid for Israel as well as Ukraine. He pointed out that Congress had already responded to Israel’s prospective needs in their ongoing fight against Hamas terrorists with H.R. 6126, which was passed in November.

As reported by RSBN, that bill funneled nearly $15 billion straight into military aid for Israel, but it was strictly bifurcated from Ukraine funding. It also cut spending from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

In his letter, Speaker Johnson asked for “answers” on what the current strategy is for prevailing in Ukraine, asking for “clearly defined and obtainable objectives” as well as “accountability for U.S. taxpayer dollars invested there; and what specific resources are required to achieve victory and a sustainable peace.”

The Speaker of the House further noted that the U.S. border’s need to once again firmly be under operational control “has never been more urgent and the American people deserve immediate attention.”

He brought up the following points:

  • Record Illegal Immigration,
  • Straining Community Resources,
  • Influx of Illicit Drugs, Risks to Public Health,
  • Dangers of Exploitation.

He called the ongoing crisis at the border an “unconscionable and unsustainable catastrophe,” noting that there was a “moral responsibility to insist that this madness stops immediately.”

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