The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) released a video on Thursday slamming House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) for claiming that Republicans are creating a “fictional argument” around the invasion on the southern border.
“As is often the case with my extreme MAGA Republican colleagues, they create a fictional argument around what’s happening at the border,” Jeffries said. “And then actually do nothing to solve the real problem. And that is exactly what the child deportation act is all about.”
The video shows Jeffries saying his claim about Republicans before showing clips of border crossers, as well as clips and sound bites of trash being left among trails around the incident over the weekend in the Texas border city of Brownsville when a man crashed into the bus stop, where he struck 18 men, which authorities described as migrants.
The minority leader made the comments just hours before the House voted and passed H.R.2 to codify some of former President Trump’s strictest border policies. The same day the Biden administration set the end date to Title 42, a federal public health authority that aims to control the border. Though the House-passed legislation still has to get through the Senate, the White House has promised that President Joe Biden will veto it.