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Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas., said Friday that Vice President Kamala Harris and the Biden administration are “playing games” and calling the border crisis a “self-inflicted wound” because of their policies over the past two years.
McCaul joined “Faulkner Focus” to respond to Kamala Harris’ statements claiming that the government is “trying to reconstruct” the immigration system.
The Texas congressman said that “there have been nearly 5 million illegal immigrants in the US since the beginning of the Biden administration.”
“My Texans are being overrun in the valley,” McCaul told Pennsylvania’s Harris Faulkner, where the House Republicans gathered at a city hall event to unveil their midterm platform.
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McCaul applauded Governor Greg Abbott, R-Texas., and Governor Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., for sending migrants to liberal hotspots, saying they were bringing more attention to the crisis.
“I think what my governor, Greg Abbott and DeSantis are trying to illustrate is that we’re dealing with this day in and day out, and we’re giving them a dose of their medicine so they can see what’s happened as a result of their policies.”
Faulkner recently traveled to witness the Texas crisis. McCaul praised Abbott for stepping up to address the crisis with Operation Lone Star, despite border security being a federal responsibility.
“They (the Biden administration) are complicit in the deaths of all these children and the human trafficking. And this shouldn’t have happened. It’s a completely self-inflicted wound,” McCaul said.
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Harris criticized Republican leaders in a Vice video published Wednesday, suggesting they make the lives of women and asylum seekers worse.
“They’re playing games,” Harris said. “These are political stunts with real people on the run from evil. Do you know what is happening in Venezuela right now?”Read:Washington Monument closed after being vandalized with obscenities, red paint
She noted that these migrants “came to the United States of America to seek refuge — asylum. I think it’s the height of irresponsibility — let alone — frankly, dereliction of duty when you’re an elected leader to do that sort of thing.” to play games with human lives.”
Landers asked Harris if she could “understand the frustration Americans have over the” situation at the border.”
Harris responded by suggesting that the Trump administration was to blame.
Alexander Hall of Fox News contributed to this report
Elizabeth Heckman is a digital production assistant at Fox News.