Lesko Calls Out Biden for Human Trafficking Hypocrisy
Washington, January 18, 2022 | Jacqueline Thomas (2028347585)
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) sent a letter to President Biden calling on him to follow through on his commitment to combat and prevent all forms of human trafficking by securing the southern border.
“On December 30, 2021, President Biden released a proclamation on National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, in which he affirmed his commitment to ‘…a whole-of-government approach to combating human trafficking in the United States and abroad.’ According to Homeland Security Investigations, human trafficking arrests increased 40 percent in 2021, this is a direct result of President Biden’s open border policies incentivizing transnational criminal organizations to smuggle people into the United States,” said Congresswoman Lesko. “A proclamation on National Human Trafficking Prevention Month does nothing for the victims of human trafficking when paired with the current open borders policies of this administration.”
Lesko was joined in sending the letter by Representatives Robert Aderholt (R-AL-04), Brian Babin (R-TX-36), Andy Biggs (R-AZ-05), Kat Cammack (R-FL-03), Madison Cawthorn (R-NC-11), Ben Cline (R-VA-06), Michael Cloud (R-TX-27), Rick Crawford (R-AR-01), Pat Fallon (R-TX-04), Louie Gohmert (R-TX-01), Bob Good (R-VA-05), Diana Harshbarger (R-TN-01), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-04), Doug Lamborn (R-CO-05), Mary E. Miller (R-IL-15), Scott Perry (R-PA-10), Bill Posey (R-FL-08), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL-27), Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ-04), Michael Waltz (R-FL-06), Randy K. Weber (R-TX-29), and Roger Williams (R-TX-25).
Click here to read the full letter.