President Joe Biden is losing support for his administration due to his handling of the crisis at the southern border, according to The Washington Examiner.
The report indicates that 55 percent of Americans disapprove of what Biden and his administration are doing about border security, citing an early April poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs.
Border security concerns are quickly growing in importance, as was evidenced by a late March Morning Consult/Politico poll that found around 15 percent, of voters (and rising) marked it as one of the issues they’re most concerned about.
Biden’s disappointing results at the southern border are only highlighted by their sharp contrast to that of the previous administration, led by former President Donald Trump who made illegal immigration one of their key campaign issues.
Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) was part of a Republican committee of eight that visited the United States/Mexico border last week at Del Rio, Texas, and said in an interview with The Washington Examiner that he believes Republicans will make immigration a big part of the next election cycle.
“It’s an issue that my constituents, my voters, are paying close attention to. And that will absolutely be an election issue in 2022 if this administration doesn’t immediately do something about it,” Banks said.
Banks group wasn’t the only one to visit the southern border in the weeks since Biden’s inauguration prompted a massive increase in illegal crossings, however.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and a dozen other Republicans visited the border south of San Antonio, Texas just weeks ago and reported that known terrorists are crossing into the United States in that area.
“You saw it in their eyes,” McCarthy said of the border patrol agents his group spoke with. “They talked about, ‘They’re on the list.’ … The terrorist watch list.”