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Bill Johnson Statement on Joe Biden’s Attacks on the Border Patrol

Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after Joe Biden attacked the hardworking men and women of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol for doing their job of securing the Southern Border.

“Today, instead of standing up for the men and women of America’s Customs and Border Patrol, Joe Biden called agents on horseback doing their extremely difficult job an ‘embarrassment’, and vowed that these agents ‘will pay.’ 

“Joe Biden’s repeal of President Trump’s effective border security policies has brought chaos to our southern border. I’ve already done (as have many of my colleagues) what Joe Biden has apparently never done in his 50 years as President, Vice President and U.S. Senator:  I’ve taken the time to go to the border to see the humanitarian, healthcare, and national security crisis firsthand and talked with the border agents charged with the dangerous and difficult job of protecting Americans from illegal immigrants and the drug cartels who now control much of it.

“The bottom line here is that Joe Biden saw TV images of border agents on horseback doing their jobs— humanely preventing people from breaking into our country — and he didn’t like it. These agents have been patrolling and protecting our border on horseback for over 116 years - since as early as 1904. Why he’s just now throwing a fit about policies that have been in effect for over a century is anyone’s guess - he’s been a lawmaker and policy maker for a half century himself, and he could gave raised his concerns long ago. Hopefully, he will find time to visit the border soon to better understand the absolute chaos happening there right now as a result of his policies, and spend some time listening to those Americans risking their lives every day to keep us safe.”