Rep. Bob Good Blames Biden for Open Border, Disputes Trump Killed Bill

Rep. Bob Good blames President Biden for an "open border policy," claiming most Border Patrol agents focus on processing illegal immigrants quickly. Good disputes the notion that former President Trump killed a $118 billion bipartisan border bill, calling the claim "totally dishonest.

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Rep. Bob Good Blames Biden for Open Border, Disputes Trump Killed Bill

Rep. Bob Good Blames Biden for Open Border, Disputes Trump Killed Bill

Virginia Republican Rep. Bob Good is placing the blame squarely on President Joe Biden for what he sees as an open border policy. In an interview on "NewsNation Prime," Good claimed that Biden has done "a better job" of opening the border "than anyone could have imagined." He asserted that most Border Patrol agents are now focused on processing as many illegal immigrants as possible, as quickly as possible, under the requirements of the Biden administration.

Why this matters: The ongoing debate over border security and immigration policy has significant implications for national security, economic stability, and humanitarian concerns. As the partisan divide continues to widen, finding a comprehensive solution to address the root causes of illegal immigration becomes increasingly urgent.

Good also disputed the notion that former President Donald Trump was responsible for killing a $118 billion bipartisan border bill. The bill, which was the result of four months of negotiations, would have expedited the asylum review process and granted the president the power to shut down the border when daily crossings exceed a certain limit. Good called the claim that Trump ordered Republican lawmakers to vote against the bill "totally dishonest," stating, "House Republicans knew that was a terrible bill and we were against it from the very beginning."

The issue of border security has been a contentious one in recent years, with Republicans often accusing Democrats of being too lax in their approach. Democrats, in turn, have argued that comprehensive immigration reform is needed to address the root causes of illegal immigration. The bipartisan border bill that Good referred to was seen by some as a potential compromise solution, but ultimately failed to garner enough support to pass.

Rep. Good's comments reflect the ongoing partisan divide over border security and immigration policy. While he places the blame for the current situation at the border on President Biden, Democrats argue that a more holistic approach is needed. The failure of the bipartisan border bill highlights the difficulty in finding common ground on this complex issue. As the debate continues, the fate of those seeking to cross the border remains uncertain.

Key Takeaways

  • Rep. Bob Good blames President Biden for an "open border policy".
  • Good claims Border Patrol agents are focused on processing illegal immigrants quickly.
  • Good disputes Trump's role in killing a $118 billion bipartisan border bill.
  • The bill would have expedited asylum reviews and allowed the president to shut down the border.
  • The partisan divide on border security and immigration policy remains unresolved.