Charlies Hurt calls for Biden’s impeachment over southern border immigration crisis

Fox News reports that Charlie Hurt, The Washington Times‘ opinion writer, is calling for President Joe Biden to be impeached over his continued mishandling of the U.S.’s southern border immigration crisis. 

Hurt made the call for Biden’s impeachment in one of his recent opinion pieces, titled, “Impeach Biden Over Border Treason.”

“Republicans should impeach Mr. Biden over his refusal to enforce American laws that protect our borders,” Hurt writes.

He adds: “[Biden] has purposefully undermined the constitution he swore to uphold and defend. It is just that simple. Mr. Biden’s treasonous actions have left our borders wide open.”

Background

The southern border crisis is back making headlines because the Biden administration is getting ready to end Title 42 expulsions.

Title 42 is the Trump-era policy that has allowed the U.S. government to turn away illegal border crossers during the coronavirus pandemic. It is set to expire on May 23, and the Biden administration is not going to stop it from doing so.

Experts are now predicting that the expiration of Title 42 expulsions will lead to another surge of illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border. Record numbers are being predicted, and some, such as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) – not the federal government – are taking steps to try to get out ahead of the curve.

It is with this in mind, not to mention everything else that Biden and his administration have done to facilitate the southern border crisis, that Hurt wrote his piece arguing for Biden’s impeachment.

“They’re watching the news”

Hurt discussed his call for Biden’s impeachment during a recent appearance on the Fox News Channel’s The Ingraham Angle. 

There, Hurt said:

Migrants south of the border — they’re watching the news. They know that President Biden has turned on a welcome light to draw all of them to the country, and they are even aware of this issue with Title 42. They are poised to come into this country, and they know that they will get away with it, and they know that they will be welcomed.

Hurt went on to say that this issue matters to voters on both sides of the political spectrum, and, therefore, he argued that part of the Republicans’ midterm election strategy ought to be to hammer this issue home.

“They should make the election about this issue so that when they win in November, they will have a greater mandate, an important mandate,” Hurt said.

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