Democrats in border states are really starting to have a problem with how Joe Biden is handling the border crisis.
While most other Democrats are falling in line, the individuals directly impacted by the border crisis are not seeing things the same way as Joe.
While we would have expected Kyrsten Sinema to push back a bit, hearing newly elected Mark Kelly push back was a bit of a surprise, surely for Biden as well.
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Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) made it quite clear during the election season that he is aligned with the more progressive individuals in the party.
That is why it was particularly shocking to see him openly push back against Biden regarding the border.
In part, Kelly stated, “While I share President Biden’s urgency in fixing our broken immigration system, what I didn’t hear tonight was a plan to address the immediate crisis at the border, and I will continue holding this administration accountable to deliver the resources and staffing necessary for a humane, orderly process as we work to improve border security, support local economies, and fix our immigration system.”
My statement on President Joe Biden's Joint Address to Congress tonight: https://t.co/IhGqw8zA2u
— Senator Mark Kelly (@SenMarkKelly) April 29, 2021
Sinema is far more moderate than Kelly and has sided with Republicans on many issues since she took her Senate seat.
Her push back was exactly as we had expected.
Sinema’s office stated, “Sen. Sinema has been clear that she — along with Sen. Kelly — wants to see more action from the administration to address the border crisis and support Arizona border communities.
“She’s spoken directly with administration officials on this.”
On the Republican side of the aisle, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) also slammed Biden after his speech.
Cornyn stated, “I’m disappointed that the President didn’t address this in his speech last evening, and I was hoping he’d be willing to work with a bipartisan group of Senators and Congressmen who are eager to take action.
“The time to deal with this is now, but like I said, until the Administration acknowledges that there’s a problem and that we need to work on it together, it’s going to get nothing but worse.”
Regarding the Democrats, this is truly a major issue because it puts two votes at stake for Biden for any legislation that he wishes to pass on this front.
Until he completely wins over both Sinema and Kelly, as well as Senator Manchin (D-W.V.), Joe has some serious problems brewing.