Johnson spars with White House over border funding claims: ‘Desperate’

House Speaker Mike Johnson is pushing back against White House claims that Republicans have an “anti-border security record” and have sought to cut Border Patrol agent numbers — with Johnson dismissing the claims as “desperate” as the country deals with a historic migrant crisis at the southern border.  

“From the start of President Biden’s term, House Republicans have voted for significant year over year funding increases for Border Patrol and ICE beyond what his administration has requested. And from the start of President Biden’s term, his Administration has implemented policies that have undermined security and created a humanitarian crisis at the Southern border,” the memo from Johnson’s office said.

“Now, in a desperate attempt to shift blame for a crisis their policies have induced, they have argued it’s a funding problem. Clearly, they have no facts to back up their claim,” it said.

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