President Joe Biden had a message for Congress while out on the campaign trail on Monday: “Give me help.”
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) had reiterated his opposition to the Senate’s recent bipartisan border security and international aid package worth $118 billion.
Johnson stated adamantly on “The Ingraham Angle” that the bill remained a “non-starter” in the House.
“What it would do is actually further incentivize illegal immigration,” Johnson told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “It would not resolve any of the problems, not reform in any meaningful way the broken asylum system, the broken parole process and all the things that have created this catastrophe. And, by the way, meanwhile, it further empowers the very Cabinet Secretary who designed and created this mess. They don’t follow federal law. Why would we do this anyway? But the bill itself would actually do more harm than good and that’s why we have said it’s a non-starter over here in the House.”
Laura Ingraham pressed Speaker Johnson to get more assurances that the House Republicans have no intention of playing ball with the legislation.
“Are you going to be able to stop this bill?” Ingraham asked.
“We are going to do everything within our power. When I said it’s dead on arrival, I mean dead on arrival. We are going to have to work every other angle that we can and make sure we’re taking care of our responsibilities here. The House Republicans are dug in and ready to do it,” Johnson said.
“The American people are running the show here. We are the representatives of our constituents. The American people are on our side. They recognize this catastrophe has been disastrous for the country. Every state is a border state. And everybody knows it.”
Johnson also refuted Biden’s allegation that he has no authority to fix the border and chastised the president for threatening to veto aid for Israel outside of the border agreement.
“This president is projecting weakness on the world stage. He is not willing to fix the greatest crisis facing our country, which is the open border. They have just shown a staggering level of leadership that I think the American people are going to let their voices heard at the lack of leadership. They are going to let their voices heard at the election cycle. That is why his polling is so low. The people see what is happening here,” he said.
On Monday, President Joe Biden continued to claim that he did not have the authority to secure the border and asked of Republicans, “Why won’t they give me help?”
“Why won’t they give me help?”
Joe Biden pleads like a helpless old man at a smoothee shop over the border crisis his administration caused.
One of the most pathetic displays of cowardice and dishonesty in American presidential historypic.twitter.com/9dSDmZcQ4L
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) February 6, 2024
“We need help [on the border]. “Why won’t they give me help?” he asked on the campaign trail while holding a smoothie.