(RepublicanWire.org) – President Joe Biden left for a vacation in the Virgin Islands on Tuesday after telling reporters he has “more important” things to do than visit the southern border.
He has already taken more vacation than any of his recent predecessors at this point in his term in office. He has spent about 40 percent of his time in office on vacation, we noted in November. That was even before his Thanksgiving vacation. At this point, the question isn’t when he’s on vacation, it’s when he isn’t on vacation.
Yet, when he’s presented with the massive crisis at the border and whether he will ever be visiting the border, he responds that he doesn’t have time, he’s just so busy, there are “more important things going on.”
When pressed on why the president didn’t make the trip to the nearby border, Biden senior adviser Keisha Lance Bottoms questioned whether a visit to the border was “the best use of resources.”
“When the president travels, it’s not like you or I jumping on an airplane, then getting off and going to our destination. Everything comes to a halt. So all of these things are in consideration for the president. Is that the best use of resources? All of the resources that will be diverted on the ground when the president makes a visit?” Bottoms said.
The southern border has experienced a record-breaking number of illegal immigrants crossing into the U.S. during Biden’s presidency. Fiscal year 2022 ended with more than 2.3 million migrant encounters by federal authorities. Suicides by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have also been on the rise in recent months.