House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and other GOP leaders held a press conference on Thursday to argue President Joe Biden has the worse human rights record of any modern American president.
“America has faced a year of unprecedented crisis,” House Republican Conference chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) said.
“The American people are facing an economic crisis, an energy crisis, a border crisis, an education crisis, a crime crisis, a worsening COVID-19 crisis, and a national security crisis,” she added. “These crises are a direct result of the failed leadership and the far-left socialist agenda of Joe Biden and congressional Democrats.”
Today @GOPLeader, @SteveScalise, @RepStefanik, & @HouseGOP called attention to the unprecedented crises America is facing after one year of one-party, Far-Left Democrat rule in Washington. pic.twitter.com/kBrhdN7kiQ
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) January 20, 2022
“In one year, President Biden has turned our country back with soaring costs, empty shelves, punishing mandates, and a weakened America,” McCarthy said in a statement.
“Violent crime has soared and we have an uncontrolled border crisis that has led to nearly 2 million illegal immigrants pouring into our communities. His inept policies have led to Americans facing the highest inflation in 40 years. And his disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan resulted in the deaths of 13 of our service members and hundreds of Americans abandoned in a country controlled by the Taliban.
“Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress have stood by and done nothing for the American people. Americans aren’t just frustrated, they are fed up and looking for change and an optimistic vision. We must end one-party rule in D.C. and get back to policies that get us off this destructive path and back to American prosperity,” he added.
In addition to other issues, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) addressed the border crisis.
“Now every state in the nation is a border city and community because you’ve got drugs coming in across our border, and now fentanyl and other drugs killing people in every community in America, because Joe Biden not only stopped building the wall but sent a message all across the world, not just South and Central America, that our border is open,” Scalise said.
He also attacked Biden’s failures regarding Afghanistan.
Biden on Afghanistan: “I make no apologies for what I did.”
No apology to the families of the 13 troops killed?
To the Americans still stuck there?
To the women and girls now living under Taliban rule?
For handing our military equipment to terrorists?
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 21, 2022
The strong response from Republicans aims to help the party gain control of the House following the 2022 midterms in November to stop Democrats from continuing Biden’s radical agenda.