Republican lawmakers on Tuesday chided President Biden for prioritizing a “woke ideology” at the expense of the southern border crisis.
Reps. Ashley Hinson of Iowa and Jim Banks of Indiana held a press conference Tuesday to “spotlight” what they regarded as the “absolute failures of the Biden administration” regarding addressing the border.
“We need to call out these failures and their woke ideology and their misplaced priorities, especially when it comes to what’s happening at our southern border,” Hinson said, flanked by other Republican lawmakers.
Hinson noted that illegal immigrant encounters topped more than 250,000 in December – 17 of whom were on the terror watch list, and ten of whom were sex offenders in the Del Rio Sector alone.
All this, she said, has come about as Mexican drug cartels have made billions off of fentanyl and meth that is shipped into the country and killing Americans.
Hinson said Biden’s meeting with Mexican President Andres Manual Lopez Obrador in Mexico City earlier this month was a missed opportunity to address this crisis.
“What commitments did they publish immediately following that meeting? Topping the list, diversity equity, and inclusion, climate change, and integrating gender perspectives into disaster response,” she said. “That’s what they came up with to present to the American people,” she said, adding that Americans “have no patience for these woke priorities.”
Rep. Banks noted that the six pillars of agreement between President Biden, President Lopez Obrador, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not once mention the word fentanyl.
The six pillars are: DEI, or “diversity, equity, and inclusion, climate change and the environment, competitiveness, migration and development, health, and regional…