Biggs, Roy, Jackson Mock Biden's Executive Action on Border, Call It 'a Joke'

Biggs, Roy, Jackson Mock Biden's Executive Action on Border, Call It 'a Joke'

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
June 5, 2024

House Republicans continue weighing in on the recent executive order issued by President Joe Biden to address the border crisis, dismissing the lateness of the decision, its apparent political motivation, and its showing that the President could have secured the border himself all along. Cactus Politics received comments from Representatives Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Chip Roy (R-TX), and Ronny Jackson (R-TX), who equally dismissed the action as "a masquerade" and "a joke."

Rep. Biggs' comments were brief and dripping with sarcasm when asked about the executive order.

"You mean the codification of this masquerade, this political ploy that is actually a de facto amnesty in furtherance of the open border policy that was put in place, is that the one you mean?" Rep. Biggs asked mockingly, "I do not have any opinion about it at all."

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Rep. Roy similarly said it was "all show," and pointed out that Biden himself seemed to confirm it in his statement.

"He [was] saying, 'Well, they need to pass the Senate bill," referencing the widely-savaged bipartisan border deal introduced earlier this year, "Well, the Senate bill had a cap of 5,000 [crossings per day]. He does a cap of 2,500. You either have the power or you did not. So there is a total giveaway that he has had the power to deal with this all along. He has chosen not to [and] they want to hide behind the Senate bill. And then he offers in the executive order something that is even different from the Senate bill. [It] just gives up the whole thing is a joke," said Rep. Roy.

Moreover, Roy suggested Biden's executive order does not truly solve the problem as "none of it addresses parole, none of it addresses asylum, none of it addresses [Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act]  and all of the unaccompanied children."

Rep. Jackson agreed the executive order was "a joke," further calling it "a campaign stunt."

"The American people are not going to buy it," Rep. Jackson added, "they know where he is on the border."

Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) echoed his colleague Biggs and Texas's Roy in a public statement against Biden's executive order, harshly saying it would "do nothing to stop the asylum abuse, do not end catch-and-release and certainly won't do a damn thing to deport the 13 million lawbreakers who have been welcomed into our country since Biden took office."

Note for Javier: When you post this on the Texas site, could you please rearrange the names in the opening paragraph to put Roy and Jackson first and their comments in the main body before Biggs' and change the mention of Cactus Politics to Texas Politics? Thanks in advance, Grayson

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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