Quit Name-Calling: White House Press Sec Psaki Hits Out at Ted Cruz For Threats to Impeach Joe Biden
"Maybe Senator Cruz can work with us on getting something done on comprehensive immigration reform and putting in place measures that will help make sure smart security is what we see at the border, taking a more humane approach to the border instead of name-calling, accusation calling, and making predictions of the future."
Cruz then went on to say that Republicans may start impeachment proceedings against president Joe Biden for his administration’s immigration policy, which he described as “utter lawlessness”, although he admitted there may be other grounds for an impeachment. Cruz suggested that the motion will be retaliation for the two impeachment proceedings launched against former US president Donald Trump.
“Whether it’s justified or not, the Democrats weaponised impeachment. They used it for partisan purposes to go after Trump because they disagreed with him. One of the real disadvantages of doing that is the more you weaponise it and turn it into a partisan cudgel, you know what’s good for the goose is good for the gander,” he said.
In 2021, he was impeached for an unprecedented second time on charges of incitement to insurrection relating to the storming of the Capitol. He was acquitted again. Trump described both trials as a political witch-hunt.
The Migrant Crisis
Another move, which critics argue contributed to the illegal border crossings, is Joe Biden’s proposal to offer legal status to 11 million undocumented individuals inside the United States.
This triggered a wave of migrants attempting to cross into the country with hundreds of thousands of people being apprehended by border officials. According to the New York Times, almost 2 million people trying to get into the United States in 2021.
The White House has insisted that illegal border crossings are driven by climate change and the coronavirus pandemic with vice-president Kamala Harris insisting that instead of dealing with the crisis on the border one has to focus on the root causes of migration – corruption and lack of economic opportunities in Central America.
Republicans insisted that the reversal of Trump’s era policies as well as Biden’s stance on the issue of migration has "encouraged" asylum seekers to travel to the US.