House Oversight Committee Republicans blasted the committee Democrats Friday for ignoring their calls to hold a hearing on the crisis at the southern border for 100 days.
The House Oversight Republicans torched their Democratic colleagues in a press release for ignoring their calls to hold a hearing on the crisis at the southern border that has become a major theme of President Biden’s first year in office
According to the release, Saturday will mark 100 days since the GOP members on the committee first called on Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N. Y., to hold a hearing on the crisis in early March.
The lawmakers called for a hearing again later that month and then for a third time at the beginning of June, with the release noting that, during this time, “migrant children in custody have surged from about 7,000 to 20,000.”
“For 100 days, Chairwoman Maloney and Oversight Democrats have failed to hold a single hearing on President Biden’s border crisis,” said House Oversight Committee ranking member James Comer, R-Ky. “During this time, masses of children have been held in overcrowded facilities during a pandemic and past the legal timeframe, apprehensions at the southwest border are at a 21-year high, the human smuggling industry is booming, and deadly drugs like fentanyl are pouring across the border.”
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