Chris Christie blames Biden administration for border disaster: 'They’ve induced this downside'
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday knocked President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for not visiting the U.S.-Mexico border amid a surge in migrants and blamed the administration for the continuing disaster.
“The rationale they’re not going, I perceive from a political perspective, is [it’s] an unpleasant story for them. They’ve induced this downside,” Christie, an ABC contributor, stated on the community’s “This Week.”
“Look, ultimately, they’ve let this disaster get to the purpose the place it’s. That’s why they don’t need to go down there. What politician doesn’t need to go to the scene of disaster? Provided that they created the disaster themselves. And the truth that neither the vp or the president [has] been to the border is one thing that’s going to be very observed this week … much more then it’s been observed earlier than,” Christie stated.
The Trump-era immigration coverage Title 42, which allowed the border officers to show away asylum seekers as a consequence of issues about public well being inside U.S. borders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, was struck down by a federal choose final month and is ready to run out this week — and a few at the moment are bracing for an uptick in border crossings.
The border metropolis of El Paso, Texas, is underneath a state of emergency declaration as migrants surge into shelters within the space simply days earlier than Title 42 is ready to finish.
Christie on Sunday known as the disaster ”disgraceful” and advised “This Week” host Martha Raddatz, “You’ve been to the border greater than Kamala Harris and he or she’s presupposed to be the border czar.”
“They’ve made guarantees nicely over their skis on Title 42, now don’t know tips on how to get out of it as a result of they’ve a struggle inside their very own celebration,” Christie stated of Harris and Biden. “And if we’re 14,000 to 18,000 folks cross the border a day there’s going to be mayhem down there.”