Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a Wednesday letter to the Republican-controlled Congress, encouraging members to take action against the Biden administration if House investigators find fault with the White House's handling of the chaos at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Paxton then doubled down on his critique the following day.
"How about some accountability for what the Biden administration has [done] over the last two years?" Paxton asked Newsmax on Thursday on "American Agenda" with hosts Bob Sellers and Katrina Szish.
During President Joe Biden's 24-plus months in office, more than 5.5 million migrants have been encountered at the southern border — a staggering figure, Paxton said, that routinely triples or quadruples the monthly tallies of unlawful border encounters during the Trump administration.
Biden's White House "has made [border] access quite easy," along with other crimes along the border, including drug smuggling and human trafficking, said Paxton.
"It's becoming a bigger issue for the country, and I'd like the guys to have a little accountability. ... They're responsible for enforcing our federal laws," added Paxton.
Later in the interview, Paxton was asked how much of the border chaos has to do with Biden administration personnel or its policies.
"The numbers were significantly different" under Trump, said Paxton. "When you announce on Day 1 that 'we're not going to deport anybody,' you start dismantling federal laws."
Paxton favored Trump-era policies, such as "Remain In Mexico," the Trump border wall, and Title 42 — the public health order that prevented asylum-seekers from crossing the southern border due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But now, under the Biden administration, "they're basically allowing asylum for everyone who wants to have it," said Paxton, adding that "all these [policies] have consequences."
Paxton continued: "This administration knew exactly what would happen," regarding the lax law enforcement at the southern border, "and they did it anyway."
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