“When it comes to the #BidenBorderCrisis, Democrats have been spreading misinformation,” House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) says.
In a Tuesday post, Rep. McCarthy introduces a video montage of President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) all reassuring the American public that the border crisis is under control:
- President Joe Biden: “It’s way down now. We’ve gotten control.”
- Vice President Kamala Harris: “We have seen extreme progress over the past few months.”
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “The Biden administration has this under control.”
The video then shows news clips revealing that illegal immigration is actually surging at the U.S. southwest border, including MSNBC reporting that “U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it apprehended more than 188,000 migrants crossing the southern border in June.”
The CBP’s website reports that June’s 188,829 arrests represents a five percent increase from the previous month and includes increases in both unaccompanied minors and family units:
“In June 2021, CBP encountered 188,829 persons attempting entry along the Southwest Border. This total represented a five percent increase over May 2021.”
“Encounters along the Southwest Border of unaccompanied children increased this month by 8 percent, with 15,253 encounters in June 2021 compared with 14,137 in May 2021. Encounters of family unit individuals increased by 25 percent to 55,805 in June 2021, up from 44,746 in May.”
As the video closes, a graphic declares:
“When it comes to the Biden Border Crisis Democrats are only spreading misinformation.”
“The border crisis is getting worse, and that's a fact,” McCarthy says in his tweet introducing the video.