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Hern slams Biden EO as “an abject failure”

WASHINGTON, DC – Republican Study Committee Chairman Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s executive order to shut down pieces of the Southern border. 

“Today’s Executive action is an abject failure,” said Chairman Hern. “When President Biden took office, he immediately dismantled the Trump administration’s successful border policies and halted construction of the border wall, leaving billions of dollars in construction materials lying on the ground along our border. 

“The Biden administration has encouraged and presided over the largest national security and humanitarian catastrophe at our southern border in American history. Biden’s DHS Secretary was rightfully impeached for ‘willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law’ and ‘breach of the public trust.’ Rather than simply allowing Border Patrol and ICE to enforce the law, the Biden administration is putting forth a policy that specifically allows for thousands of daily illegal crossings before they take action to purportedly restrict asylum.” 

Chairman Hern concluded, “The American people are smart, they know an arsonist is not interested in putting out the fire they started.”