“We can’t continue like this, our people in the field can’t continue and our system isn’t built for it.”
There is at least one person in the Biden administration who is willing to admit that what’s happening at the border is a disaster, even if he didn’t mean for people to hear it.
Biden’s DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a recently leaked piece of audio that the border crisis is “unsustainable.” It’s nice to hear someone finally say it.
FOX News reports:
Mayorkas says border crisis ‘unsustainable’ and ‘we’re going to lose’ in leaked audio
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas met privately with Border Patrol agents in Texas and said in leaked audio that the border crisis is “unsustainable” and “we’re going to lose” if “borders are the first line of defense.”
“A couple of days ago I was down in Mexico, and I said look, you know, if, if our borders are the first line of defense, we’re going to lose and this is unsustainable,” Mayorkas said Thursday, according to the audio obtained by Fox News’ Bill Melugin through a Border Patrol source. “We can’t continue like this, our people in the field can’t continue and our system isn’t built for it.”
Mayorkas told the agents that the current border situation “cannot continue.” He said the federal government’s system was not designed to handle such an influx of migrants as the U.S. has seen in recent months and he was “very well” aware that the sector recently came close to “breaking.”
“It’s our responsibility to make sure that that never happens again,” he said.
Biden DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the border crisis in leaked audio:
“This is unsustainable. These numbers cannot continue.” pic.twitter.com/60sQDuApWl
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 13, 2021
Ed Morrissey of Hot Air points out that despite this admission, there’s still no plan:
Mayorkas spent yesterday talking out of both sides of his mouth, but the numbers speak to the reality. The Biden administration touched off a massive rush to the southern border with its rhetoric as well as its policy changes in its opening days. Ever since, they have tried to use rhetoric alone to stem the tide, an approach that even Mayorkas admits — privately — is hopeless. They aren’t executing any kind of plan. They’re just hoping the rest of the national media continues to give them political cover so that Americans don’t hear about the worsening crisis on the southern border.
The crisis is literally off the charts:
Biden's Border Crisis is LITERALLY off the charts. pic.twitter.com/xV3DTpsBzI
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) August 12, 2021
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