The recent decision by the Biden administration to bypass 26 federal regulations in South Texas and greenlight an extra 20 miles of border wall was criticized by 2024 GOP presidential hopeful and former Vice President Mike Pence as being insufficient and overdue.
Speaking on SiriusXM’s “The Megyn Kelly Show”, Pence expressed, “It’s high time we address this issue. Without defined borders, a country loses its essence.”
Further, he remarked that the wall’s construction was only one aspect of the solution and highlighted the importance of reinstating the “stay in Mexico” policy among other actions.
“It’s imperative that we authorize courts and legal officials nationwide to manage the backlog of over six million asylum seekers currently scattered across the US,” emphasized Pence.
Some believe this step acknowledges the validity of former President Donald Trump’s stance on immigration. While President Biden expressed his disagreement with the idea of a border wall on Thursday, he mentioned the need to utilize the allocated funds from Trump’s tenure for its erection.
In his discussion with Kelly, Pence said, “This indicates that even the current administration recognizes the border situation as a crisis of their own making, spearheaded by Biden. It’s essential to revert to strategies that were effective during our time in office.”
Furthermore, Pence expressed his dissatisfaction with the limited 20-mile expansion of the wall.
He commented, “It appears superficial. Their recent announcement essentially admits that Biden’s initial halting of the wall’s construction was misguided.”
In another part of the conversation, Pence shared his disapproval of the decision by eight Republican members of the House to vote against Rep. Kevin McCarthy for the speaker’s position.
Pence remarked, “It’s disheartening to witness Congressman [Matt] Gaetz and seven others team up with every Democrat in the House to challenge the GOP Speaker.” Referring to the group, he coined the term “Chaos Caucus.”
He extended his good wishes to his past associates in the House undergoing the process of selecting a new leader. Pence added, “It’s essential to review and perhaps alter the conference guidelines, ensuring a robust majority is needed. This will prevent a few individuals from potentially jeopardizing the Speaker’s position in the future.”