Over A Dozen House Dems Join GOP In Denouncing Biden

Fourteen House Democrats broke ranks and voted alongside Republicans in favor of a GOP-led resolution condemning President Joe Biden’s immigration policies. The resolution was approved on Tuesday with 236 votes, including 14 Democrats and 212 Republicans. A whopping 193 Democrats voted against the resolution while six did not vote at all.


The Democrats who supported the Republican effort included Reps. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL), Angie Craig (D-MN), Don Davis (D-NC), Greg Landsman (D-OH), Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA), Eric Sorensen (D-IL), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Frank Mrvan (D-IN), Sharice Davids (D-KS), Steven Horsford (D-NV), Mary Peltola (D-AK), Jared Golden (D-ME), Yadira Caraveo (D-CO) and Susie Lee (D-NV).

The resolution, introduced by Rep. Monica De La Cruz (R-TX), accused both Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of creating “the worst border security crisis in the Nation’s history.”

The resolution also accused Biden of purposeful violation of “United States immigration law by refusing to detain inadmissible aliens arriving at the border” as well as of pushing asylum policies that fuel the border crisis.

“The current state of our nation’s border security is unsustainable. The policies put forth by the Biden administration have resulted in the worst border security crisis in our nation’s history, endangering our communities and straining our resources,” Cruz wrote in the resolution.

“The resolution underscores the urgent need for the Biden administration to take decisive action to address the crisis at our border. We urge the administration to immediately begin utilizing the authorities available to them to regain control of the situation and protect the interests of the American people,” she added.

The vote comes as some moderate Democrats have joined Republicans in calling for more strict border controls from the president ahead of Congressional negotiations on border security which have come to a standstill.

The Senate killed a border security bill last year, which would have restricted access to asylum and other provisions that fuel the immigrant crisis at the border. However, after being passed in the GOP-led House, the Democrat-controlled Senate rejected the bill, with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) dismissing it as “partisan right-wing demands.”

A bipartisan Senate bill also fell apart last month after being rejected by House Republicans as “too weak.” While negotiations have slowed down since then, it has been pointed out that Biden could take executive action to bring back some Trump-era policies that helped curb illegal immigration at the border.

Hopes were on the president considering executive action, as revealed by sources weeks ago, until he said Monday that that he is still “counting on” legislative action from Congress.