Rep. Reschenthaler: Biden Administration Real ‘Root Cause’ of Migrant Crisis

Vice President Kamala Harris is saying she’ll be traveling to Mexico and Guatemala to “deal with the root causes” of the migration situation at the border, but Rep. Guy Reschenthaler said Friday that the real root cause is in Washington, D.C., with the Biden administration itself and it could stop the crisis by adopting the policies former President Donald Trump put in place. 

Those steps, the Pennsylvania Republican told Fox Business’s “Mornings With Maria,” could include “reconstructing the portion of the border wall they tore down, ending the catch and release program failure under the Biden administration and, of course, reinstituting the asylum in place procedures where these immigrants don’t have to make the dangerous trek through Mexico.”

Meanwhile, the administration’s talk about climate change and agriculture is a “deflection,” Reschenthaler said. 

“With the topic of climate change, they can bring in policies like the Green New Deal and bring in centralized planning and socialist policies, so, of course, they’re going to try to make this crisis fit their overall narrative of more government control,” he added. 

Earlier this week, Harris told reporters during a virtual roundtable with experts offering recommendations on the region that she will make her first trip to Mexico and Guatemala while heading the administration’s focus on the border, according to a Reuters report.

However, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said in a statement that while his government is likely to reach agreements over migration with Harris, there are no deals yet. 

“(The U.S. government) will analyze our proposals and the agreements will come from there,” he said in a statement, adding that a meeting date hasn’t yet been determined. 

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan is being pushed, and as a result, the Democrats have “expanded” what that means, the lawmaker said.”It is like something from a novel, where language is constantly changing,” he said. “Now infrastructure means things like home health care.”

But if the bill was focused more on “true infrastructure like roads, bridges, locks and dams, airports, and rural broadband, a lot of Republicans” could get behind it, said Reschenthaler. 

“We could get something passed with I would say overwhelming bipartisan support, but the Democrats can’t do that because they promise the radical base things like tax credits, solar power, electric vehicles,” he continued.

The bill, he added, is a “Trojan horse” coming at a time when Biden had promised to seek bipartisan solutions. 

“The left is in control of this party, and has zero inclination to work with Republicans,” he said. “They want to cram through a far-left agenda.”

Reschenthaler also talked about a Democrat bill announced Thursday that seeks to add four justices to the Supreme Court, noting that he is not taking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at her word when she said she does not agree with expanding the court while she does agree with a Biden commission set up to study the idea. 

Since the measure won’t pass the Senate without ending the filibuster, Reschenthaler also said he expects Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to ramp up the pressure to get enough Democrats to agree to end the procedure.

And once that ends, Biden’s commission will come out and say it is time to pack the court, said Reschenthaler. 

“It is incredibly disingenuous,” he said. “Don’t kid yourselves. Democrats want total control. They want one-party rule. That’s why they need to get rid of the filibuster and pack the Supreme Court. And why they need to bring in D.C. as a state. They really are hell-bent on total control.”


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