A year ago, Barack Obama announced to the nation that our borders are as secure as ever. His statement proves that he is a habitual liar that cares nothing for the truth or for the American people.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has been trying to get Barack Obama to visit the Arizona Mexico border for several years. Obama hasn’t even had the courtesy to tell Brewer no, he’s just ignored each and every invitation she has sent him. In an interview last year, Brewer stated:
“Arizona is the gateway, and the metrics are all wrong. We don’t even know who is coming across. We don’t know how many times they’re coming back and forth, when they’re not counting the ones that are turned back around.”
“Everybody that you talk to has different numbers: Border Patrol … Homeland Security … the sheriffs. It’s the drug cartels that we live with … the drop houses, the extortion, the sex-slavery industry, the gangs fighting one another.”
“How many times do people have to say, ‘secure our borders,’ and be rebuffed?”
The border crisis is not restricted to the Arizona border, but is prevalent in Texas also. This next week, Obama will be visiting Texas but not the border. Instead of dealing with one of the nation’s most serious security threats, Obama will be busy attending three different fund raisers. Texas Gov. Rick Perry also invited Obama to come visit the border in his state, but like the invitations from Brewer, Obama can’t be bothered.
When questioned about why Obama will not visit the border, the detention centers holding illegal kids or the military bases involved, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest responded:
“I defend that by describing to you that there are a whole range of senior officials in this administration over the course of the last three or four weeks who have spent a lot of time in the southwest border.”
Earnest reported that supposedly a number of high level officials have been making regular and frequent visits to the border.
“The President has a very good sense of what’s happening on the border. He’s getting regular updates from his officials who have traveled to that region.”
“[Obama wants] regular reports about what they’re seeing on the border and how resources that are being devoted to processing those who have appeared at the border are being used to effectively administrate justice” [and is] “well aware of that process and how it’s going.”
Obama has a habit of avoiding priority and urgent matters by either playing golf, taking another vacation or in this case, fundraising. Obviously the health, economic and national security issues are not nearly as important as fundraising in the eyes of the man who is supposed to be protecting us from those very things. Barack Obama is not only irresponsible, but he is also derelict in his duty which provides sufficient grounds for his immediate impeachment and removal from office.