Far-right GOP congresswoman brutally mocked for illogical attack on Biden’s immigration policies

Far-right GOP congresswoman brutally mocked for illogical attack on Biden’s immigration policies

One of the bogus claims coming from far-right MAGA Republicans is that Democrats, including the Biden Administration, are soft on illegal immigration and favor an “open borders” policy. Rep. Debbie Lesko of Arizona, a GOP congresswoman and Donald Trump loyalist who is never shy about fear-mongering when it comes to the U.S./Mexico border, made that claim in an April 19 tweet — only she contradicted herself by pointing out how many arrests the U.S. Border Patrol has been making.

Tweeting a Wall Street Journal article by reporters Tarini Parti and Michelle Hackman, Lesko commented that Border Patrol agents “have apprehended more than 1,000,000,000 migrants at our southern border in just 6 months” and added, “President Biden’s open border policies are fueling this crisis!”

Lesko’s critics have been quick to point out not only how exaggerated her figures are (presumably, she meant to say 1 million, not 1 billion), but also, how badly she contradicted herself with her clumsy attempt at racist fear-mongering. If the U.S. Border Patrol is apprehending huge numbers of people in the Biden era, the Biden Administration can hardly be accused of encouraging an “open borders” policy.

Princeton University historian Kevin M. Kruse tweeted:

Here are some more responses to Lesko’s tweet:

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