Republican Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson introduced a resolution Thursday that calls for Vice President Kamala Harris to be removed from her position as border czar.
The Daily Caller first obtained the resolution which was introduced by Jackson and has 26 co-sponsors. Thursday marks one year since President Joe Biden appointed Harris as head of the border crisis, something Republicans are saying she and the president have completely failed to handle.
There were 164,973 encounters with migrants at the southern border in February, which is up 7% from January and also a 63% increase from the previous year, according to new U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) data. Jackson has visited the border three times whereas Harris has visited the southern border just once. Harris has downplayed calls for her to make more appearances in states like Texas and Arizona as “political games.” (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Republican To Introduce Bill Requiring Immigration Officials To Visit Border)
“Instead of working for the American people, Kamala Harris has worked against us by ignoring her responsibilities as Border Czar. Rather than doing her job, Harris sits back and watches as illegal immigration skyrockets, countless people at home and abroad are victimized by drug and human trafficking, and CBP officers are left without resources or support from the Biden Administration. Make no mistake – Harris’ approach is by design, and she must be stopped,” Jackson told the Daily Caller.
READ THE RESOLUTION HERE:
(DAILY CALLER OBTAINED) — … by Henry Rodgers
“It is past time for Joe Biden to remove her from the Border Czar role and appoint someone who will put Americans’ interests first. A nation without borders is no nation at all. We need a real leader at the helm who will secure our southern border, and, in-turn, our country’s bright future. A single canned photo op and pointless foreign trips to Northern Triangle countries on the taxpayers’ dime are not cutting it. I urge Speaker Pelosi to bring my resolution to the House Floor immediately, for the American peoples’ sake,” Jackson continued. (RELATED: ‘She Was Supposed To Be In Charge’: MSNBC Anchor Tears Into ‘Border Czar’ Kamala Harris)
In February, Jackson also introduced a bill requiring executive branch officials tasked with immigration policy to visit the southern border and issue reports about conditions.