Sen. Rick Scott: Biden Must Be Held Accountable on Border Visit Promise

May 20, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement on his intention to hold President Biden’s nominees to fill positions at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) until the president visits the border and confronts the dangerous national security threat and humanitarian crisis at the southern border, caused by his open borders and amnesty policies.


Senator Rick Scott said, “President Biden’s border crisis is raging out of control, yet Biden and Harris refuse to acknowledge the crisis or visit the southern border to see this national security and humanitarian emergency firsthand. The Biden Administration’s ignorance to this crisis is completely unacceptable and a dereliction of its responsibility to the American people and their safety. The policies Biden and Harris have implemented are endangering our brave Border Patrol agents and Americans on the frontlines of our border communities and throughout our entire nation. We can’t let it happen. DHS is obligated to enforce our immigration laws.


“Last week, I asked DHS Secretary Mayorkas if he was disappointed that President Biden has not been to the border to see the crisis he has created. His response, ‘absolutely not.’ It’s clear that there is no sense of urgency, responsibility or leadership on border security coming out of the White House. Until Biden decides to care about the safety of the American people and Border Patrol agents on the frontlines, and actually gets down to the border to see his crisis firsthand, I will do everything in my power to hold Biden’s DHS nominees on the Senate floor. Apprehensions at the border have reached over 178,000 in April alone, nearly 6,000 a day. If Biden refuses to help those risking their lives every day to keep us safe, and put an end to a humanitarian crisis he has recklessly created, I can’t allow his nominees to move forward in an expedited fashion. His crisis can no longer be ignored. The American people deserve accountability, and to know that our country is secure and our families are being protected. I won’t accept anything less.”