(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t exactly the most popular Republican on Capitol Hill right now, but at least he’s standing up to the Biden administration amidst the nation’s worst-ever border crisis.
On Thursday, McConnell gave a speech on the Senate floor and slammed the Biden administration for encouraging thousands more illegal aliens to cross the border and, as a result, bring huge numbers of young children over the borders with them. He described how unaccompanied migrant children found crossing the border had increased more than 60 percent so far.
It has resulted in the Biden administration ordering more detention facilities to be opened. The same facilities the Democrats called concentration camps and cages during the 2020 presidential election campaign.
While President Joe Biden and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki continue to deny the existence of a border crisis, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is assisting with the crisis on the border.
“My definition of a crisis is when you send the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which only goes to emergencies, down to the border,” McConnell said during a Fox News interview on March 17.
My definition of a crisis is when you send the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which only goes to emergencies, down to the border.
This is a crisis. The Administration created it, and they own it. pic.twitter.com/mDxERtkDjK
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) March 17, 2021
The Republican Senate Minority Leader also expressed his concern about border communities who have suffered because of this crisis, with illegal aliens pouring over the border and many being released into their communities after being apprehended by border officials.
““And don’t forget, the administration policy directs CBP to release migrants on US soil while they await asylum rulings,” he said. “That’s without — without — a negative COVID test. So good luck to the communities on the border.”
McConnell has been strongly criticizing President Biden on his failed border policies since the border crisis began, speaking earlier this month on the issue of Border Patrol being forced to take custody of huge numbers of migrant children, with the figures doubling over a period of one week.
MCCONNELL: The Biden Administration and Secretary Mayorkas are flailing and failing on our southern border. The number of unaccompanied migrant children in Border Patrol custody has nearly doubled since last week and now dwarfs anything seen during the last four years. pic.twitter.com/vMlIf28tmd
— Senate Republican Communications Center (@SRCC) March 10, 2021
McConnell told Fox that the number “now dwarfs anything seen during the last four years.”
Two months in, and President Joe Biden not only still has children locked up in “cages,” but the numbers are going up on his watch.