House Minority Whip Steve Scalise went on Fox News on Thursday to rip into Joe Biden and his administration for their handling of the border crisis, as well as how Democrats like Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) have responded to it.
Scalise said that the situation was a “disaster.”
“[I]f you talk to anybody on the ground, I’ve talked to a lot of people that have been on the ground. It is beyond a disaster,” he said. “What they’ve done not only to these border towns, the mayors, you hear them, Democrat and Republican, expressing outrage over what President Biden created. Joe Biden created this crisis, but the child abuse and neglect that’s going on, it’s not just the 20-plus day treks that some of these young kids are taking — 10 years old, in many cases.”
Scalise went on to say that while Vice President Kamala Harris should never been put in charge of this crisis, Biden is the one who is ultimately to blame for it.
“Over a third of the girls are being sexually assaulted or raped along the journey,” Scalise said. “Then they get to the United States, and you’ve seen how they’re being treated – not given proper food and shelter, being put next to somebody six inches apart with COVID. All this is going on, on the border. You can see why Vice President Kamala Harris either doesn’t want to have this dumped in her lap because Joe Biden created the mess and he’s asking her to mop it up, or else she’s in over her head. Either way, it doesn’t bode well for the United States, our allies around the world.”
“[I]f you want to come and do harm to America, it’s free-range, it’s open season, and this is dangerous for America,” he added. “And it’s even more dangerous for these kids that President Biden’s policies have encouraged to come across, make the trek, and get sexually assaulted along the way.”
Check out Scalise’s full comments on the situation in the video below.