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Speaker Johnson Pitches Solution To Solve Border Crisis And Ukraine Aid

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House Speaker Mike Johnson, a Republican, argued that it is logical to link Ukraine aid with funding for the U.S.-Mexico border, stating that the U.S. needs to prioritize its own border security.

He criticized Democrats who accused Republicans of exploiting foreign wars to push their immigration agenda, stating that they are not listening to their constituents.

“We have to take care of our own border first,” Johnson said. (Trending: Is It Time For Joe Biden To Drop Out Of 2024?)

Democratic lawmakers argued, “Republicans cannot move their extreme, cruel immigration agenda through the regular legislative process, so they’re trying to make an end-run around Congress and exploit two foreign wars to force it into law.”

“What this is about is advancing the agenda and first priorities of the American people. I don’t know which Democrat gave you that absurd quote, but they clearly are not listening to their constituents,” Johnson pressed.

“If you go out into the country people will say, ‘Look we understand our role as a leader in the free world, and we understand that we’re the great superpower that needs to assist and ensure that freedom survives, but we have to take care of our own house first.’” (Trending: CNN Poll Is Bad News For Biden)

Johnson emphasized the need to secure the border due to the high number of illegal crossings and the issues of fentanyl smuggling and human trafficking.

“And securing our border is an essential priority for the American people. So they’re not listening to their constituents. I think that’s a tone-deaf response,” he added.

“Again, we can do all these things together, but when you couple Ukraine and the border, that makes sense to people because they say If we’re going to protect Ukraine’s border, and we have to do what if necessary there, we don’t want Vladimir Putin to prevail, we can’t afford that, the free world can’t afford that, but we have to take care of our own border first.”

“We cannot continue this, everyone knows it,” Johnson said. “And the fentanyl that’s coming over the border, human trafficking, the cartels making billions of dollars off of our backs, we are going to stop that. And the House Republicans are committed to it. I think the people are with us.”

He expressed commitment to addressing these issues and bringing accountability and transparency to Washington.

“We’re committed to bringing 12 bills to the floor as the statutory law requires Congress to do that hasn’t been done in many years, but again we’re changing the way Washington works because we believe it needs to be more accountable and more transparent for the people.”

Johnson also commented on the recent anti-Israel demonstrations and defended the House proposal for emergency funding, stating that House Republicans are “trying to be good stewards of the taxpayers’ resources.”

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