Callie Patteson, New York Post, January 26, 2022
Sen. Tom Cotton slammed the Biden administration’s response — or lack thereof — to the ongoing border crisis Tuesday, saying Republicans could launch an impeachment inquiry over the matter.
During an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, the conservative personality asked Cotton (R-Ark.) whether a GOP-controlled House of Representatives could “actually bring up a serious, perhaps impeachment inquiry just on this issue of the border alone.”
“No, Laura, I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility because of all of the abuses of the Biden administration,” Cotton responded. “I think what the Department of Homeland Security has done to undermine American sovereignty, to open up our borders to undercut wages and jobs for American workers is probably the most egregious, and they’re open about it.
“[DHS] Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has said it in speeches, that being illegally present in the country is no longer even a priority for deportation,” Cotton added. “They admit these things publicly.”
“It’s criminally negligent,” Cotton said Tuesday. “You have Democrats across the country who are still trying to shut down schools, are insisting that kindergartners wear masks and send them home if they don’t. Meanwhile, your tax dollars are supporting single grown men crossing this border and being shipped wherever they want to go.”
Cotton went on to slam the Biden administration’s handling of the increased border encounters, referencing comments made earlier Tuesday by White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
“Migrants who cannot be expelled under Title 42 are placed into immigration proceedings, and one of those avenues could be placement in an alternative-to-detention program in the interior of the United States,” Psaki told reporters during her regular press briefing.