Iowa Rep. Ashley Hinson offered details about her legislation called the ‘See the Crisis’ act, which restricts taxpayer-funded international trips until certain criteria are met according to Fox News.
The bill is pointed directly at Vice President Kamala Harris and meant to restrict her international movements until she visits the southern border of the United States, according to Hinson’s review of the measure on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday.
“It comes down to holding the Biden administration accountable,” Hinson told the Fox hosts. “You heard Vice President Harris laugh when she was asked about this. This is not a laughing matter.
“This is a safety and security issue for Iowa families and for American families and we’re simply looking to hold [the] administration accountable until they actually come up with a plan to fix the crisis at the border, which is a direct result of their policies.”
The name of Hinson’s project appears to be a nod toward Harris’s resistance to seeing what most agree is a growing and critical crisis at the southern border.
Record-breaking illegal immigration has conservatives questioning how long the United States can stand up to a border that allows as many illegal migrants into the states without a real plan for how to make sure those without legal status are removed back to their country of origin.
“So my ‘See the Crisis’ Act which was blocked last night on the floor would do exactly that,” Hinson said. “It would make sure she can’t use taxpayer dollars to fly in Air Force-2 internationally until she actually goes and visits with the men and women at the border who are putting their lives on the line every day to keep this country safe. “
Representatives from border states have been spoiling for a fight with the administration and Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott (R) has gone so far as to say he will do what the federal government won’t.
Newsweek reported that the southern governor has launched a website to attempt to crowdfund the border wall, due to the Biden administration’s apathy on the subject.