Biden Deploys Ready Reserve Forces to Address Drug Trafficking at the Border – Democrats Silent
President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order authorizing the Department of Defense and Homeland Security to send some military forces to the southwest border.
As it stands, there is no wall-to-wall coverage of troops being used to protect the border. There are zero Democrats comparing the move to 1930s Germany. There are no photo ops of AOC distressed at the border… yet.
Biden notified members of Congress about the EO on Thursday and stated the move was being made to address “international drug trafficking along the Southwest Border.”
It authorizes Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to “order to active duty such units and individual members of the Ready Reserve.”
@POTUS authorizes @SECDEF and Homeland Security SEC “to order to active duty such units and individual members of the Ready Reserve to ensure” DoD can “properly sustain its support” of Homeland Security “concerning international drug trafficking along the Southwest Border.” pic.twitter.com/FZlBwfYWSO
— Howard Altman (@haltman) April 27, 2023
Biden Sending Ready Reserve to the Border
The Ready Reserve is prescribed by law in U.S. Code Title 10 which outlines the role of armed forces in the United States.
It is a unit comprised of military members of the Reserve and National Guard liable for recall to active duty to augment the active components in times of war or national emergency.
Calling them to duty seems odd for an administration that just last month claimed fentanyl levels at the border are at “historic lows.”
“Because of the work that this president has done, because of what we’ve done specifically on fentanyl at the border, it’s at historic lows,” claimed White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
We’ve gone from historic lows, if one believes Jean-Pierre, to the need for a Ready Reserve used in times of war or national emergency in a little over a month.
DOOCY TIME: “Cartels kill Americans on this side of the border w/drugs & now they’re killing Americans on the other side…w/guns. Why is President Biden so comfortable w/cartels operating so close to the U.S.?”
KJP: “Well, let’s be very clear…[fentanyl] is at historic lows” pic.twitter.com/b79tBzU6l6
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 7, 2023
Where’s the Outrage?
If you’re looking for information on Biden authorizing the Ready Reserve to help address drug trafficking, you’d be hard-pressed to find any media reports.
Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin, who has thoroughly chronicled the crisis at the border, shared the EO on social media.
That said, at the time of this writing, not one major news outlet has covered the move. And there has certainly been no outcry from Democrats.
Militarizing the border? What is this? 1933 Germany? https://t.co/5hsBDs7n5O
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 27, 2023
Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) at the time said Trump’s plan was “an insult to our troops” that would “harm our military as an institution.”
“They’re telling you the existential threat to America is a bunch of poor refugees 1,000 miles away,” Barack Obama chimed in.
“They’re even taking our brave troops away from their families for a political stunt at the border,” he added. “And the men and women of our military deserve better than that.”
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was well known for comparing Trump’s efforts to secure the border to 1930s Germany and shared photos of her weeping and collapsing in horror as she visited a migrant detention facility.
I’ll never forget this, because it was the moment I saw with my own eyes that the America I love was becoming a nation that steals refugee children from their parents,& caged them.
More kids died after this. To date, no one has been held accountable.
We need to save these kids. https://t.co/HhdMqc5zML
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 25, 2019
Not one of the aforementioned Democrats has commented on President Biden’s call to send the Ready Reserve to help secure the border.
They haven’t even commented on the children suffering under this administration.
A report from The New York Times shows that 85,000 migrant children have gone missing in the U.S. and that an ever-increasing number of migrant children are being exploited and abused.
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