Sen. Tom Cotton: ‘Biden Is Doing the Exact Same Thing’ That GOP Governors Are Doing

By Melanie Arter | September 16, 2022 | 1:26pm EDT
Migrants from Venezuela, who boarded a bus in Texas, wait to be transported to a local church by volunteers after being dropped off outside the residence of US Vice President Kamala Harris, at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2022. (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
Migrants from Venezuela, who boarded a bus in Texas, wait to be transported to a local church by volunteers after being dropped off outside the residence of US Vice President Kamala Harris, at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2022. (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - President Biden is doing the same thing with the migrants that he complains about Republican governors doing, which is transporting migrants all across the country, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Friday.

Border towns in Texas and Arizona have had to deal with thousands of migrants who cross the border everyday, yet when a few thousand arrive in Washington, D.C., they declare a state of emergency, he said.


“The hypocrisy of these sanctimonious liberals is just amazing. Joe Biden has presided over a slow motion invasion of our country since he took office. Almost 4 million illegal migrants have crossed into our country and there are border towns, including El Paso, as we heard from Bill Melugin who have thousands of illegal migrants arriving every single day,” he told Fox News’ “America Reports.”

“Yet when a few thousand arrive in Washington, D.C. They declare a state of emergency. When they get to Chicago they call out the National Guard. When 50 get to Martha's vineyard the liberal media goes into a five-alarm fire. These communities are so hypocritical because they are not willing to bear the brunt of Joe Biden's immigration failures,” Cotton said.

“Remember, Joe Biden is doing the exact same thing. He is transporting migrants all around the country. Just liberals want to decide where illegal migrants go, and apparently all the rich elite on Martha's Vineyard don't want them in their communities. So why should working class communities in Arizona and Texas have to bear that burden?” he asked.

“But more fundamentally what I would say is that [Arizona Gov.] Doug Ducey and [Texas Gov.] Greg Abbott and the people of Arizona and Texas, I’m sure they would much rather than sending buses and planes to the north that Joe Biden actually do his job and protect our border and send those buses and planes to the south because these illegal migrants should be going back to their home countries. They shouldn't be going anywhere in America,” the senator said.

Cotton said that the almost 4 million illegal immigrants that have crossed into the U.S. since Biden took office “is not the result of incompetence.”

“This is not an accident. This is not bad luck for the Biden administration. This is their deliberate policy. This is exactly what they wanted. It’s what Joe Biden and Kamala Harris campaigned on. You saw yesterday that the press secretary wouldn't even say migrants shouldn't come to this country,” he said.

“They wouldn't even send a message that you shouldn't make the journey to get to our borders because they're inviting illegal migrants from all across the world to come to our country. This is the exact result the Biden administration wanted,” the senator said.

“Yet when it imposes hardship on democratic communities like Martha’s Vineyard or Washington, D.C., they go to Deathcon one about it when they are doing the exact same thing in cities across the country,” Cotton added.

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