This week Republicans came out hard against the Biden administration’s full out assault on the border security successes of the Trump administration. As such, they brought an odd subject into the discussion: morality. Coming from politicians of any stripe, morality? Tagging them for a lack of that is like giving out speeding tickets at the Indy 500.
FNC: Republicans this week circulated a memo on their plan to counter what they describe as a ‘radical’ and ‘immoral’ immigration agenda from President Biden as the GOP looks to unite against the rolling-back of Trump-era border protections…Republicans are reeling from a rapid-fire series of immigration orders and policies from the new administration designed to unroll many Trump-era border protections and measures to combat illegal immigration. Biden has begun to roll back the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), ordered a halt to border wall construction and ended the Trump-era travel bans while his administration has sought to implement a 100-day moratorium on deportations. That moratorium has been blocked by a lawsuit, but the administration has narrowed deportation enforcement priorities for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE.) In addition to those measures, congressional Democrats have introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act — which would grant an eight-year path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants as well as a slew of other measures liberalizing the immigration system.”
It’s bad enough to not prioritize border security over other less important agenda items. What the Biden administration is doing is going out of its way to tear down all the work of recent years in order to create a crisis. https://t.co/RANkYZCgLg
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 4, 2021
“President Biden had made it a mission of his to refashion our nation’s immigration system into one that focuses on mollifying the political aspirations of the Far Left rather than those of American citizens,” says a Republican Study Committee memo.
“Under normal circumstances, President Biden’s immigration agenda would be irresponsible. During the present pandemic, and when viewed in light of Biden’s domestic policies, they are immoral…Democrats may also try to attach elements of the proposal to so-called must pass legislative vehicles, another strategy conservatives should prepare to fight,” the memo also says.
Ok look, not everybody in politics is Bernie Madoff or John Gotti. But for most people in that game, making moral judgments in a bit rich. We could see calling it “deadly”, but “immoral”? This from elected officials who raise their own salaries with midnight voice votes, who take their spouses to Paris on all taxpayer paid ‘fact-finding” missions, and who are just below child molester on the deviant scale? Yes, there are exceptions. Pat Toomey, Nancy Mace, Ben Sasse, and Liz Cheney come to mind. But overall they should stick to politics and let people less inherently compromised talk about morals.
The memo concluded, “Meanwhile, as long as the Biden administration is considering an interstate travel ban while opening its arms for illegal immigrants traveling under less than sanitary conditions, across multiple national borders, without quarantining, without vaccinations, and without PPE, conservatives will object. Until the Biden administration stops kneecapping small businesses with overly burdensome regulations and mandated lockdowns while using taxes generated by those very same businesses to provide services to illegal immigrants and start them on the process towards amnesty, conservatives will push back.”