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List of GOP Senators Visiting the Border as Pressure Mounts on Joe Biden

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A group of Republican senators are set to visit the southern border this week as President Joe Biden continues to face scrutiny over the situation there.

A surge in migrants at the border has posed problems for the administration, with GOP lawmakers rounding on the issue. Biden is expected to visit the border himself but plans have not been confirmed.

Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Cornyn (R-TX) are due to lead a delegation of their Senate colleagues on a visit to the border in Texas on Friday.

At a press conference on Wednesday, Cruz said senators were making the trip to “see firsthand the crisis that is unfolding.”

“It is a crisis. It is a crisis that was created by the Biden administration, by their own policies,” Cruz said.

Sen. Cornyn retweeted a list of Senators from Nexstar reporter Wes Rapaport detailing attendees.

These included in addition to Cruz and Cornyn:

  • Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
  • Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
  • Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
  • Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)
  • Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)
  • Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
  • Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)
  • Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)
  • Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)
  • Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
  • Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC)
  • Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)
  • Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
  • Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN)
  • Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL)

The Liberty Buzz has contacted the lawmakers mentioned for comment on the visit.

The U.S. is on course to see more migrants at the border than at any time in the past 20 years.

Republican lawmakers have blamed the situation on Biden’s stances, suggesting these have exacerbated the situation.

The Biden administration has suggested the issues stem from problems with the immigration system under former President Donald Trump’s time in office. The former president and his allies have rejected such criticism.

The graphic below, from Statista, details the numbers of families and unaccompanied minors being apprehended at the border in recent months.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to members of the press after a Senate Republican luncheon at Russell Senate Office Building March 24, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. He and a group of Senate Republicans are visiting the border.
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