“間違いない, バイデン・ハリス政権の失敗した政策と無謀な国境開放の議題は、激怒する国境危機の真の「根本原因」です。,” 共和党全国委員会のロナ・マクダニエル委員長は声明で述べた. “After more than 90 days of lying to the American people and fueling the crisis at the border, Kamala’s layover in El Paso is too little, too late.”
Harris visited El Paso, テキサス, 金曜日 in her first trip to the border in the more than 90 days since she was appointed by President Biden to lead the diplomatic talks to solve what the administration has described as the “根本原因” of the crisis that has seen a massive surge in migrant encounters.
But Republicans have tied the crisis directly to the Biden administration’s reversal of Trump-era policies, accusing the new administration of encouraging migrants to make the journey north.
As part of its on-the-ground effort, the RNC purchased a mobile billboard in El Paso that will highlight the increase in migrants, criminals and some drugs that has happened in recent months. The ads were in both English and Spanish.
It shows statistics including a 3,166% increase of sex offender arrests in Del Rio Sector this fiscal year, 21.5 million doses of the deadly drug fentanyl seized in Texas, and the 21-year high in encounters of migrants at the border.
The campaign also criticizes Harris’ decision to go to El Paso, which is generally not seen as a hot spot of illegal immigration, unlike others like the Rio Grande Valley sector – which has been hardest hit by the surge in migration.
The RNC has also taken out ad campaigns in local outlets to target Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, for his support of the Biden administration. The committee also said it was blanketing the airwaves with surrogates and allies on radio and TV.
“Americans know that while Biden and Harris are refusing to take accountability for the crisis they created, Republican governors and local leaders are stepping up to protect their citizens,” McDaniel said.
Harris departed Joint Base Andrews early Friday and traveled with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, and Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar from Texas. She visited a processing facility and also met with child migrant who were being cared for at the facilities.