Democratic Arizona Gov.-Elect Katie Hobbs Says Biden Not Doing Enough At Southern Border

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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Arizona Democratic Governor-elect Katie Hobbs said Tuesday on CNN that President Joe Biden isn’t doing enough at the southern border.

CNN anchor and former Daily Caller reporter Kaitlan Collins asked Hobbs how she will handle the border crisis upon assuming office, with Hobbs saying both sides of the aisle have failed to tackle the growing issue.

“Arizona has certainly born the brunt of decades of inaction from both parties in Washington,” Hobbs said. “We need real action on immigration reform. We need real border security.” (RELATED: ‘We Lost Our Purpose’: Border Patrol Sees Surge In Suicides As Morale Plummets)

Hobbs said moves by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, such as sending migrants to Washington, D.C., and putting shipping containers at the border were “political stunts at the expense of taxpayer dollars.”

Collins then asked whether Hobbs thinks Biden has done enough in terms of the border.

“I don’t think they are doing enough. I would love to have them visit and see firsthand the kind of support and relief that folks in these communities need from the federal government,” Hobbs said.

Customs and Border Patrol reported a record of about 2.3 million encounters in fiscal year (FY) 2022 and more than 230,000 at the beginning of FY 2023 after the Biden administration put an end to several Trump-era immigration policies that sought to deter illegal immigration.

FBI Director Chris Wray testified recently that the U.S.-Mexico border is not secure and there are “significant criminal threats” coming across the border.