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GOP delegation calls on Biden to take action at border

Rep. Maria Salazar (R-Fl) and a delegation of House Republicans held a briefing on the southern border in El Paso, Texas to address border security and immigration. 03/15/2021

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UPDATED 1:35 PM PT – Monday, March 15, 2021

A delegation of Republican lawmakers made a desperate plea to Joe Biden after seeing the border crisis first hand. Representatives from across the country traveled to El Paso, Texas on Monday to tour an illegal immigrant processing center and speak with border patrol agents.

During a press briefing, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) explained some of the illegals have been found to be on terror watch lists. He also said dangerous individuals are being released into the U.S., along with illegal immigrants who have tested positive for COVID-19.

McCarthy said the GOP lawmakers are at the border trying to find solutions and the White House needs to do more.

“This is where he should bring Air Force One. This is where he should look the people in the eye. This is where he should talk to the border agents and let them know that this is beyond a crisis,” McCarthy stated. “He can continue to deny it, but the only way to solve it is to first admit what he has done, and if he will not reverse action, it’s going to take congressional action to do it.”

The delegation emphasized that Biden’s policy to allow COVID-19 positive illegals to enter the U.S. and spread it to Americans who have suffered through school closures and business closures makes no sense. They also sounded the alarm on the uptick in human trafficking and drug smuggling, saying cartels are exploiting Biden’s policies.

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Biden on Cuomo Allegations: We should see what investigation brings us

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo attend a political rally announcing their support to raise the minimum wage for the state of New York to $15 per hour on September 10, 2015 in New York City. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden also said he would like to see the federal minimum wage risen to $12 per hour. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo attend a political rally announcing their support to raise the minimum wage for the state of New York to $15 per hour on September 10, 2015 in New York City. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden also said he would like to see the federal minimum wage risen to $12 per hour.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 10: Joe Biden and Gov. Andrew Cuomo attended a political rally on September 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 2:15 PM PT – Monday, March 15, 2021

It appears birds of a feather don’t always flock together.

When asked if New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) should step down, Joe Biden finally broke his silence on the Cuomo scandals. His answer revealed he is not in consensus with a growing number of Democrats.

“I think the investigation is underway and we should see what it brings us,” Biden stated.

Many New York congressional Democrats have called for Cuomo to resign, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep. Jerry Nadler and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) also called for the governor to step down.

Biden’s brief wait-and-see response came as Cuomo’s accusers blasted the White House’s inaction on the matter while Biden and Kamala Harris remained silent.

“There also is an independent investigation that is ongoing, of course, in the state, with subpoena power overseen by the attorney general. He certainly supports that moving forward,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated. “We, of course, have watched the news of a number of lawmakers call for that, but I don’t have any additional announcements from here.”

Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has also declined to say if he should step down, suggesting Cuomo “look into his heart” for answers.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to the media at the Capitol Building September 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry today after allegations that President Donald Trump sought to pressure the president of Ukraine to investigate leading Democratic presidential contender, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, which was the subject of a reported whistle-blower complaint that the Trump administration has withheld from Congress. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 24: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to the media at the Capitol Building September 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

 

“I think we should see the results, but he may decide, and that was, hopefully, this result will be soon,” Pelosi stated. “What I’m saying is, the governor should look inside his heart, he loves New York, to see if he can govern effectively.”

Seven women have now come forward accusing him of sexual misconduct.

The probe into the nursing home death cover-up scandal has continued to loom over the governor as he struggles for his political survival.

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Feds to House 3K Migrant Teens at Dallas Convention Center

Federal officials will utilize the Dallas Convention Center to house up to 3,000 unaccompanied migrant teens to respond to the overwhelming numbers crossing the border. Dallas officials notified city council members to the Department of Health and Human Services’ intent to utilize the convention center to house 15- to 17-year-old unaccompanied migrants for as much as 90 days.