Failed and frustrated former Democratic candidate, Beto O’Rourke, lashed out at President Joe Biden’s border policies during a panel at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. O’Rourke accused Biden of duplicating Trump’s actions at the southern border and failing to keep his promises from the 2020 campaign trail.
Beto O'Rourke Criticizes Biden's Handling of the Border Once Again
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In a fiery tirade, O’Rourke condemned Biden for not living up to his pledges of ending the detainment of children and the separation of families at the border. He criticized Biden for maintaining what O’Rourke described as the most heavily-militarized border in the world and for implementing an asylum ban that hinders people from seeking lawful refuge in the United States.
Furthermore, O’Rourke insisted that Democratic voters are feeling disenchanted with Biden’s performance, remarking that it is “no secret” that Biden is failing to generate excitement among his own party. O’Rourke even went so far as to suggest that Biden’s lackluster leadership could cost the Democratic Party the 2024 presidential election.
This outburst is not the first time O’Rourke has taken aim at the Biden administration. He previously criticized Biden’s decision to continue construction of a border wall, claiming that this move makes it more challenging for voters to differentiate between Biden and Trump on the issue of immigration. O’Rourke expressed his disappointment, arguing that Biden had missed an opportunity to use his executive authority to address the asylum system effectively.
O’Rourke’s scathing remarks came on the heels of the Biden administration’s announcement that they had waived 26 federal laws to permit the construction of the border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s clear that O’Rourke is determined to hold Biden accountable for what he perceives as a betrayal of campaign promises and a continuation of Trump-era policies.