Republicans declared a war at the southern border – and said the U.S. is losing the fight against cartels and human traffickers under the leadership of President Joe Biden.
In a press conference Tuesday, a group of seven GOP lawmakers led by Representatives Ashley Hinson and Jim Banks vowed to hold the administration accountable for ignoring and even exacerbating the crisis.
The group blamed Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for the thousands of people who died of fentanyl overdoses and demanded that the administration designate cartels as terrorist organizations.
‘The fact of the matter is that there is a war at the southern border and we are losing it,’ Banks said.
Representative Jim Banks said there is a ‘war’ at the southern border during a press conference Tuesday
The sentiment was echoed by Texas Representative Jake Ellzy, a 20-year Navy veteran.
‘It’s time we declare the cartels a clear and present danger to the national security of the United…