Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) revealed during a recent interview that he had offered President Joe Biden help dealing with the border crisis, but the president refused.
Biden’s border crisis has finally begun affecting Democrat-run states, many of which have declared themselves to be “sanctuary” jurisdictions. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and other leaders busing illegal aliens to “sanctuary states” combined with Biden’s strategy of transporting illegal aliens into the interior of the country has led to many Democrat states and cities becoming overwhelmed with illegal aliens using up resources and filling shelters past their capacity.
"What's the difference between Texas busing migrants to D.C. and the federal government flying migrants to, say, New York in the middle of the night?"
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: "It's very different" pic.twitter.com/iHvXVdwFLX
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One such state is Connecticut — which has not officially declared itself to be a sanctuary state but has enacted laws prohibiting involvement in immigration enforcement. During a Friday appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Lamont explained that he had offered to let Biden use the Connecticut National Guard to help secure the southern border, but the president declined his offer.
CNBC host Andrew Ross Sorkin asked the Connecticut governor: “You may need housing for a different reason: immigration. You have people being bused up there — not in the same way that is being — that’s happening here — what do you think of the immigration problem in America, and do you think that blue states, which, for so long, thought this was a not in my backyard issue, now it is?”
Lamont explained that he and Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) had sent a letter to Biden asking him to deal with the border crisis and offering help.
“It’s in all of our backyards. Gov. Scott from Vermont and myself just wrote a letter together, two states that you don’t think are on the frontlines of immigration, it’s hitting us. I see what it’s doing to the country. They’ve got to secure the border. I tell President Biden, we’ll send the Connecticut Guard down to help you if that’s what you need to get it done,” the Democrat governor said.
Lamont also suggested that Biden has been making excuses for why he can’t address the border crisis and close the border. He then argued that Republicans and Democrats need to work together to get a bipartisan deal to secure the border, noting that it needs to be done as soon as possible because Biden’s border crisis is now affecting every state in the union.
Meanwhile, 26 states have now sent their National Guards to Texas to help the state secure its border with Mexico amid the ongoing fight between the Texas National Guard and Biden’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) over border security.
In an interview from India, Gov. Greg Abbott says ten other states have sent national guard to the Texas border, and others will follow. Abbott says he is “prepared” for a conflict with federal authorities. pic.twitter.com/F58MLoOsAZ
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