Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, a Democrat, offered his help to President Joe Biden in dealing with the chaotic situation at the U.S.-Mexico border. However, the president turned him down, claiming he didn’t need Connecticut’s aid.
In a recent interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Lamont expressed his frustration with the ongoing immigration problem, emphasizing that it is no longer just a concern for border states but is impacting the entire country. He raised the issue of offering the Connecticut Guard to assist with border security, but Biden rejected the offer.
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The governor criticized the president for making excuses instead of taking decisive action to secure the border. He emphasized the urgency of finding a bipartisan solution to address the crisis and called for immediate action, stressing that the border situation is impacting every state, including Connecticut.
Lamont pointed out that his state has seen a surge in illegal migrants, particularly from Haiti and Cuba, seeking asylum. He highlighted the need for a comprehensive approach to address the influx of migrants and secure the border.
Despite his efforts to address the border crisis and offer assistance to the Biden administration, Lamont expressed frustration with the lack of action and emphasized the need for a unified effort to tackle the issue.
As for Biden’s potential reelection, Governor Lamont avoided directly answering the question and instead shifted the focus to his state’s infrastructure needs, indicating a reluctance to openly support the president’s future candidacy.