Rep. Jackson Introduces Resolution To Remove VP Harris As Border Czar
Thursday, I introduced a resolution calling on President Biden to remove Vice President Kamala Harris from her role as Border Czar. The resolution also calls for Biden to fill the role with a more competent leader who will: acknowledge that border security is national security, provide Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with the resources they have been deprived of, take action to protect American communities from fentanyl which has poured across our southern border at an alarming rate during Biden’s Border Crisis, and not allow decisions on border security measures to be guided by politics instead of protection.
This resolution comes on the one-year anniversary of Harris’ appointment, and follows my visit to our southern border this week. I have visited the border three times in the past year. Harris has visited once for a brief photo op.
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. 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.
RSC Chairman Jim Banks said: “To preserve the sovereignty and safety of our nation, we need a leader who cares more about securing our southern border and protecting American communities than appeasing radical liberal activists. Vice President Harris’s refusal to address this crisis is a deliberate dereliction of duty and I’m proud to support my colleague Rep. Ronny Jackson’s resolution calling for her removal from this significant role.”
House Border Security Caucus Co-Chairman Brian Babin said: “It’s painfully obvious that VP Harris is not interested in addressing the border crisis, especially to our border and Angel families. Her removal as President Biden’s border czar is common sense and long overdue. Our nation must be secured, and she’s proven unfit for the job.”
- Since Biden took office, CBP has apprehended 2,355,335 illegal immigrants at our southern border.
- In FY 2021, CBP seized 11,201 pounds of illicit fentanyl, enough to kill every American nearly seven times over.
- Deportations dropped from 185,884 in 2020 to 59,011 in 2021.
- Under Biden’s leadership, an estimated 400,000 illegal immigrants have escaped into the U.S. without being caught.
- In February 2022, CBP encountered 164,973 illegal immigrants, a 63% increase from the previous year.
Original cosponsors include RSC Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03) and House Border Security Caucus Co-Chairman Brian Babin (TX-36), in addition to Representatives Randy K. Weber (TX-14), Roger Williams (TX-25), Byron Donalds (FL-19), Madison Cawthorn (NC-11), Yvette Herrell (NM-02), Bill Posey (FL-08), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), Steven Palazzo (MS-04), Greg Steube (FL-17), Scott Perry (PA-10), Jerry Carl (AL-01), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Bob Gibbs (OH-07), Glenn Grothman (WI-06), Jason Smith (MO-08), Joe Wilson (SC-02), Claudia Tenney (NY-22), Dan Meuser (PA-09), Pat Fallon (TX-04), Andrew Garbarino (NY-02) Mike Garcia (CA-25), Beth Van Duyne (TX-24), and Mo Brooks (AL-05).