Sinema says Biden admin denying border reality 'anyone with eyes' can see

By Jen Krausz on
 May 4, 2023

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I) said Tuesday on Fox News that the Biden administration is denying reality and offending people in border states by continuing to insist that the border is secure.

After watching a clip of Department of Homeland Security head Alexandro Mayorkas saying that the border is secure, Sinema reacted.

“So, obviously, the border is not secure," she said. "Anyone with eyes can see that. And anyone who lives in a border state like I do, born and raised in Arizona, actually takes offense at comments like that, because they’re just factually not true."

Sinema said border towns are suffering now, and it's about to get worse when Title 42 ends in the next few weeks.

The senator relayed what border town mayors said during a hearing of the Border Subcommittee last week.

She said:

 Just last week, I held a hearing in our Border Subcommittee and brought a Republican mayor and a Democratic mayor both representing small border towns from Arizona and we just asked them, what is it like every day in your town? And, Bret, there are high-speed chases going on through the city of Sierra Vista right now with young teens driving cars and sometimes being killed or causing the death of others, transporting drugs and other migrants through these communities. It is not secure. It is not safe.