During a recent appearance on Fox News’ The Faulkner Focus, Louisiana Senator John Kennedy blasted President Joe Biden for lying to the American people about the nature of the southern border.
“He has lied and said the border’s closed,” Kennedy says.
“President Biden talks a lot about democracy, as we should,” Sen. Kennedy told host Harris Faulkner.
“Democracy depends on the mutual acceptance of rules, norms and institutions. President Biden’s southern border policy has undermined that principle. He has completely opened the southern border, and he has looked the American people in the eye, and he has lied and said the border’s closed.”
“They don’t like being treated like a moron,” he continued. “They don’t like the president lying to them, and when they call the president out, they don’t like the president calling them Nazis and racists.”
Faulkner, who recently visited the southern border, shared her thoughts on the crisis.
“What I’ve learned is that we have no idea who’s coming into this country,” Faulkner said. “If our Border Patrol agents weren’t there, if our National Guard was not there, if Texas had not spent nearly $1,000,000,000 so far on its operation to help its own citizens, where would we be?”
More than 2.1 million southwest border encounters have been logged in fiscal year 2022 so far, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data. Fox News’ border correspondent Bill Melugin reports that “got-aways” could possibly be as many as one million.
Watch the clip above.