During a Monday appearance on Newsmax’s “John Bachman Now,” Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) called out Vice President Kamala Harris for not accommodating the illegal aliens that were dropped off by bus at her residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., on Christmas Eve.
Van Drew, a former Democrat who famously switched parties to become a Republican in December 2019, argued that Harris — the Biden administration’s border czar — should have invited the illegal aliens inside of her home and taken care of them if she is “so in favor” of President Joe Biden’s open border that she has never visited.
“She has a very big residence and plenty of room that could have fed them, kept them warm, given them blow-up beds that they could have slept on,” the New Jersey Republican said. “She should have invited them in and they should have started a nice soup and kitchen food line in her residence there… she could have taken care of them for a while and actually given them a wonderful Christmas.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) sent three busloads of illegal aliens to Harris’ home on Saturday in the midst of a severe winter storm. The Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network, a local aid group, relocated them to a church.
The third and final bus of migrants of the night of migrants buses up to D.C. from Texas arriving, with Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network taking them to a church: pic.twitter.com/Y65B8RnilZ
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Van Drew argued that it is time for Harris and other Democrats living in sanctuary cities to find out, like the nation’s border states already have, what it is like to take care of illegal aliens who flood across the southern border while potentially carrying fentanyl or other drugs, or not having been tested for health issues or screened for prior criminal history.
“What’s happening to these people, quite frankly, is awful, and it’s due to her policies, to the policies of this majority and this Democratic Party,” the New Jersey congressman said. “They need a good taste of reality.”
Meanwhile, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has delayed the ending of Title 42 — a Trump-era public health policy allowing for the quick deportation of illegal aliens based on the need to control the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.
Van Drew expressed hope that the delay continues.
“I don’t know that we need it for its original intention, although we probably do because we don’t know health-wise what’s going on with all these people who are spreading all over our country and the United States,” the congressman said. “I think we also needed just to control the numbers. We need to stay in the return to Mexico policy.”
He went on to note that the U.S. mostly needs to focus on figuring out where the illegal aliens are coming from so they can be deported back to their home countries.
“We don’t have the finances in our country right now and we don’t have the ability to take care of all these people,” Van Drew said. “Immigration is a wonderful thing. It’s all how we came here, but what they’re doing by breaking the law.”
“It just sets a bad example and makes our country more dangerous and hurts our country, and I can’t believe any good legislator, any congressman, any senator, any president would be for this. It’s really truly shameful,” he added.