This week, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) reportedly criticized White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre for making an untrue claim about the safety of the southern border of the United States.
On Monday, Jean-Pierre asserted that the administration’s initiatives had reduced illegal immigration by 90%.
During an interview on Fox News’ “Special Report” with host Bret Baier, Sinema responded to the remarks.
“Obviously, the border is not secure. Anyone with eyes can see that. And anyone who lives in a border state like I do, born and raised in Arizona, actually takes offense at comments like that because they’re just factually not true. The reality is, is that border communities in my state are suffering already, and that’s before the end of Title 42.” Sinema said.
“Just last week, I held a hearing in our border subcommittee and brought a Republican mayor and a Democratic mayor, both representing small border towns from Arizona. And we just asked them, what is it like every day in your town? And Bret, there are high-speed chases going on through the city of Sierra Vista right now with young teens driving cars and sometimes being killed or causing the death of others transporting drugs and other migrants through these communities.” she continued.
Later, Sinema stated that she thought Biden could at least begin attempting to resolve the crisis he is alleged to have caused.
“There are a lot of bipartisan plans that we’ve been working on with some of our colleagues in the Senate and the House that could actually make a difference. It would be most helpful if the administration would start by actually enforcing the laws that are on the books, that would provide confidence, particularly to Republican members of the House and the Senate, that we could get something done.” she claimed.