Speaker McCarthy makes historic visit to southern border: under Biden, ‘EVERY city is now a border city’

2NF8E8W Kevin McCarthy, U.S. House of Representatives speaker, talks to the media after his first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border since being elected to new role, in Sierra Vista, Arizona, U.S., February 16, 2023. REUTERS/Liliana Salgado

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Newly elected Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., made history in the past week by visiting the southern border in the great state of Arizona.

“Yesterday was the first time a sitting Speaker of the House has ever visited our Southern border in Arizona,” McCarthy wrote on Twitter. “We cannot afford to ignore the crisis any longer. We MUST secure the border.”

In the two years since Biden took office, the southern border has been left unsecured, facilitating a massive influx of illegal and unvetted migrants into American cities.

“Today, more than 300 Americans will be poisoned and die from fentanyl,” McCarthy stated during a press conference that he held at the border. “You’re looking at a place that much of it comes through…The new Majority in Congress, we’re going to fight to fix this problem.”

According to a report from Just the News, monthly apprehensions of illegal foreign nationals at the southern border have exceeded 150,000 for the past 23 months. President Donald Trump has even said that he believes that up to 15 million illegal migrants have entered the U.S. since Biden stepped foot into the Oval Office.

McCarthy was joined at the border by four freshman House Republicans: Rep. Juan Ciscomani, R-Ariz., Rep. Derrick Van Orden, R-Wis., Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer, R-Ore., and Rep. Jen Kiggans, R-Va.

“Today, 4 freshman House Republicans did something in their first 40 days that took Joe Biden 40 years to do: They visited the southern border,” McCarthy tweeted, along with a photo of the group.

McCarthy’s border visit, which took place in Tucson, included meetings with border patrol officers, ranchers, and local leaders “who are sick and tired of the cartels exploiting the chaos at our border and getting richer by smuggling people and deadly fentanyl into our country.”

“This is my fourth trip to the border in less than two years,” McCarthy added in his comments. “What I heard today is what I’ve heard many times before—Biden’s border policies are destroying lives and making our communities less safe.”

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