(FixThisNation.com) – The re-election campaign for President Biden has openly criticized former President Trump by accusing him of obstructing efforts to provide necessary resources to Border Patrol agents amidst the challenges at the southern U.S. border. This criticism follows the collapse of a bipartisan Senate bill aimed at border security, which the Biden campaign attributes to Trump’s influence.
Ammar Moussa, the director of rapid response for the Biden campaign, stated, “Donald Trump consistently prioritizes his own interests and quest for power, even at the cost of undermining the Border Patrol. It’s evident that Trump is directly hindering the provision of essential resources needed by the Border Patrol to curb the influx of fentanyl and secure our borders.”
President Biden himself had previously attributed the failure of the bipartisan border security legislation to Trump , suggesting that Trump’s opposition was politically motivated. Biden also accused Trump of pressuring Republican legislators to reject the bill, which had received support from the National Border Patrol Council , a union that endorsed Trump in the 2020 elections.
Trump had cautioned Republicans against supporting the bill, labeling it as politically detrimental for the party, especially in an election year. He also targeted Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) for his involvement in drafting the legislation, which was deemed a non-starter in the House by Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.).
House Republicans shifted their attention towards an attempt to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas , an effort that failed.
The Biden campaign further highlighted the turmoil at the border during Trump’s presidency, pointing to his policies of family separation and the detention of children. The campaign accused Trump of neglecting Law Enforcement Officers at the border rather than supporting their efforts.
Moussa emphasized that the proposed border legislation was the result of bipartisan negotiations in the Senate describing it as one of the most significant and balanced reforms. He criticized Trump for sabotaging the bipartisan agreement for his political gain, alleging that Trump preferred the continuation of the border crisis to the detriment of Americans’ security and wellbeing.
Moussa stated, “The American public deserves a leader who seeks practical solutions for families rather than pursuing selfish political agendas. Fortunately, Joe Biden will be an option for voters this November.”
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