Helena, MT – Since President Biden took office, the United States has seen a historic surge with over 1.2 million encounters at the southern border. Following the Biden administration’s continued failure to address the crisis at the southern border, Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt released the following statement:
“The crisis on the southern border created under the Biden administration is worse than ever, and Joe Biden and ‘Border Czar’ Kamala Harris, are nowhere to be found,” Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt said. “We’re witnessing surges in violent crime, and deadly drugs are pouring into our communities all while the Administration turns a blind eye. The crisis at the border is yet another example of Biden’s failed leadership and since the buck stops with him, he needs to get down there himself and witness what he has created. Montana Republican leaders have repeatedly called on Biden to address the crisis he caused, and it is time for Senator Tester to do the same.”
On Monday, Governor Gianforte, along with 25 other governors sent a letter to President Biden calling on him to secure the southern border and requested a meeting with Biden in the next 15 days to discuss the crisis.
Senator Steve Daines called on Biden to secure the border after Montana Highway Patrol reported a significant increase in fentanyl coming across the southern border and into Montana communities. Daines has repeatedly called on Biden to secure our southern border to protect Montana families.
Montana Congressman Matt Rosendale also introduced a resolution to force the House of Representatives to vote on the Remain in Mexico Act.