(CNSNews.com) – The Biden administration’s goal is to get as many illegal immigrants into the United States as possible, and the White House’s $3.5 billion funding request for the border will aid them in that goal, Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) said on Tuesday.
“Yes, of course, it’s going to aid those people that are coming in because their goal is to get as many illegals as possible, and it’s so frustrating as a member of Congress that sits in the Judiciary Committee, and we deal with immigration,” he told Fox Business’ “Mornings with Maria Bartiromo.”
“So I’m pretty keen on those issues, where they stand up there and lie to the American people and make it sound like they’re for border security and the border’s shut down, when the border is wide open and they are actually putting policies in place to encourage more illegal immigration through giving benefits and taxpayer benefits to the illegals that they bring in and this money is to go to aid that, not to stop the illegal immigration, and they are even suing — the Biden administration is suing states like Arizona who’s trying to plug the gaps in the wall,” he said.
“I mean, that’s how ridiculous this is,” the congressman said.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Monday put a pause on the lifting of Title 42, giving the Biden administration until 5pm Tuesday to respond to a court challenge by 19 GOP state attorneys general.
When asked whether Title 42 will ultimately go away, Steube said, “Thank God we have the U.S. Supreme Court right now. That’s a little bit of reason on some of these issues to be a backstop, and with the spending.
“You know, you have a Republican House coming in less than two weeks, and we could be a stopgap to some of these things, but you have the Senate Republicans working with Democrats to pass the omnibus by the end of this week, which is probably going to have some of the funding in it. We don’t know because 4,000 pages just got released last night at 2:00 A.M.,” he said.
“So I haven’t had a chance to read through all of that but thank God we have a U.S. Supreme Court that is being some backstop to these horrible open border policies of the Biden administration,” the congressman said.
When asked who will be the backstop among the Republican Party for those who support the border funding bill, Steube said, “When this bill’s going to pass, if everything happens the way they say it’s going to happen, 11 days from Friday is when Republicans take the majority in the House and what the Senate Republicans – and you made the good point that there’s three of them that are leaving, so their voters don’t even have any accountability for what their actions are – when we take the majority back are eviscerating the power of House Republicans for an entire year.
“This omnibus would be spending for all of next year and taking the power, one of the few powers that we have in the House is controlling the pursestrings. Why in the world would any Republican in the Senate join with Democrats to eviscerate the power of the House that we have in 11 days. It makes absolutely no sense. and it’s so frustrating for members like me who have fought for this majority,” he said.
According to Steube, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel supports the border funding bill as well as Sens. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).
“You are probably going to have the typical five that are much more moderate and work with the Dems on a lot of different issues over there, but so they gotta get to 10, so God willing, I’m calling on Republican senators over there,” the congressman said.
“If they don’t get to 10, it doesn’t pass and then in 11 days, the Republican House majority can take control and get a lot more concessions out of the bill that’s in this right now. Think about the impact this is having on inflation. An additional $1.7 trillion we’re going to spend when we have the highest inflation that we’ve had in 40 years and it’s because of the spending in Washington. It makes absolutely no sense,” he said.
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