Homeland Security Committee is tasked with oversight of the border crisis that the Biden administration ushered in immediately upon assuming office.
Of course, the committee is dominated by Democrats, thanks to the razor-thin majority that gave them enough power to roll Nancy Pelosi out for another round as Speaker.
As such, the committee has been spending time on Twitter lobbing weak attacks at Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis about his handling of the COVID crisis in his state rather than sticking to its actual mission. On August 12, the committee cited some questionable CDC stats and told the governor to “stop grandstanding.”
Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) was one of many commenters on the committee’s tweet who moved quickly to point out Democratic hypocrisy.
Democrats are typically willing to overlook the COVID catastrophe unfolding on the southern border to take political potshots. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a press conference on August 12 that there were more than 212,000 apprehensions of illegal crossers at the border in July alone. That number set a new record, eclipsing the total from just a month before.
As Rep. Roy pointed out in his tweet, thousands of illegal immigrants who are COVID-positive have been dumped by the federal government inside Texas and other U.S. states since Biden took office.
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) has previously revealed that he intends to introduce impeachment articles in the House against Mayorkas because of the failures of Homeland Security to address the ongoing border crisis.
DeSantis’ Press Secretary Christina Pushaw responded in support of Roy’s tweet. She pointed out that Gov. DeSantis has called out the Biden administration and Democrats in Congress for pushing vaccine and mask mandates and vaccine passports at all levels of government. At the same time, COVID rages in untold numbers in untested illegals.
Pushaw said that the White House’s double-standard had opened the border to potentially “every variant in the world.”
She also mentioned that the CDC had to retract drastically erroneous data for new COVID cases in Florida in recent days.