Monday on FNC’s Fox & Friends, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), who represents a border district, complained that President Joe Biden’s plan to lift Title 42 while pushing for additional COVID funding sends “mixed messages.”
“You know, I live on the border,” Cuellar said. “I don’t just come visit here just for a few hours. I live down here. And I talked to the men and women, and I talked to them because I talked to the White House a couple of times before they made the announcement. And I said, listen, it’s very different down here at the border. And we’re operating at only 40% of the men and women that we have down here. Now, they say they’re going to bring in extra personnel from other parts of the country. Yeah, that’s only temporary. Pretty soon, wherever those men and women are coming from, they have to go back because they still have to provide their job in their northern part of the area. So, look, it’s mixed messages, with all due respect.
“How can we be adding billions of dollars for COVID vaccines or helping the restaurants, and you know, the relief that we’ve been voting on — the mask mandates money might even come up in parts of the country because cases are going up, but then we’re saying at the border everything is fine,” he continued. “That is a mixed message. And again, there will be a large number of people that will be continuing to come in.”
This kind of commonsense reasoning isn’t compatible with the radical Biden administration. Maybe Cuellar should consider switching parties.