On Monday (April 3), Republican Presidential candidate Nikki Haley asserted the crisis experienced along the Southern border was a “dereliction of duty” on President Joe Biden’s part.
According to the Daily Mail, Haley made her remarks on the final stop of her five-stop trip along the Southern Border in Texas, where she was accompanied by Republican Rep. Tony Gonzalez (Texas).
Speaking at a news conference in Eagle Pass, Texas, Haley described what she saw during her Southern border tour as a “dereliction of duty.”
The 2024 Presidential candidate asserted a “President has one job” to keep the country safe, adding there “is nothing keeping America safe” at the Southern border.
She continued declaring the border situation a “crisis” and not one solely affecting Texas but “every American family.”
Haley then asserted that Biden preferred feigning ignorance regarding the Southern border, expressing her beliefs that Biden “thinks if he doesn’t have to talk about the border crisis, it doesn’t exist,” adding that Biden believed telling Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas not to “call [the border crisis] a crisis, it won’t [become a crisis].”
Instead, Haley, the former ambassador to the U.N., offered Biden advice, telling him to describe the situation at the Southern border as a crisis and let those in his cabinet do the same, adding that they’d be able to start dealing with it, and giving Congress the room to fix it.
During her visit to the Southern border on Monday, Haley, the former Governor of South Carolina, met with ranchers, residents, Border Patrol agents, and National Guard Personnel.