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Speaker Johnson Urges President Biden to Take Action on the Border

Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana has revealed that he directly confronted President Joe Biden about the ongoing border crisis, urging him to take action and address the situation.

Border Crisis Confrontation

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Speaker Johnson appeared on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” and shared details of his face-to-face conversation with President Biden regarding the border crisis. He emphasized that it’s essential for the President to take responsibility and act promptly.

Direct Appeal to the President

Johnson asserted that he told President Biden that he possessed the authority to end the border crisis immediately.

Administration Making The Crisis Worse

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He cited 64 documented instances where actions by the administration contributed to the crisis and stressed that enforcing existing laws is key to resolving the issue.

Legal Authority Presented

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The House Speaker disclosed that he presented President Biden with information about the legal authority he possesses to address the border situation effectively.

Enforcement Needed

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He underscored that no new laws are required, but rather, it’s a matter of enforcing existing ones.

Calls for Presidential Action

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Johnson urged President Biden to take decisive action, emphasizing the humanitarian and national security aspects of the crisis. He called on the President to acknowledge and rectify the situation created by his administration.

Questions About Proposed Bill

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Host Laura Ingraham asked Speaker Johnson about a bill being prepared by Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Lankford, which reportedly includes provisions related to green cards, amnesty for undocumented immigrants, and limitations on expulsions. Johnson expressed the need to wait for the bill’s text before offering a definitive comment.

Importance of HR 2

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Johnson highlighted the significance of HR 2, legislation introduced by Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, which has passed in the House. He stressed the importance of implementing HR 2 or a similar equivalent, citing key provisions related to asylum reform, parole processes, the restoration of the “Remain in Mexico” policy, and ending catch-and-release.

Addressing the Border Crisis

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The House Speaker emphasized the need to rebuild the border wall and implement essential measures to halt the influx of migrants.

President Biden’s Perspective

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President Biden has acknowledged the border issue but has avoided taking sole blame for the crisis. He cited the need for funding while noting that he hadn’t believed the border was secure for the past decade.

Mixed Messaging

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While President Biden has acknowledged the border problem, some members of his administration have denied that the situation is out of control.

Biden’s Previous Stance

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During a 2019 Democrat presidential primary debate, then-candidate Biden expressed support for addressing asylum seekers at the border and stressed the importance of hearing their claims.

The conversation between Speaker Johnson and President Biden underscores the ongoing debate and challenges surrounding the border crisis.

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