Andrew Cuomo is not shy in criticizing the Biden administration over the present border situation.
Cuomo openly declared on Thursday’s episode of his podcast “As A Matter Of Fact” that the southern states were correct about the border crisis and that the Biden administration was wrong to open the border without adequate planning and infrastructure to handle the increase in migrants from Mexico and Central America.
Cuomo emphasizes that people do not travel from these nations to the United States unless they believe they have a fair chance of success. He blames the refugees’ hopes and desires on political rhetoric devoid of accountability and a defined border policy.
You may hear the audio snippet by following the link in the tweet below:
AUDIO – Andrew Cuomo Criticizes Biden’s Border Policy and Migrant Crisis: ‘The Southern States Were Right’ https://t.co/DUEMOBplGF— Grabien (@GrabienMedia) February 10, 2023
The New York Post reports:
“It was a mistake for President Biden to open the border without having a plan to handle the tremendous flow of people,” Cuomo, 65, said in the latest episode of his “Matter of Fact” podcast, released Wednesday.
“President Biden had said he would do it in the campaign — but you can’t change a policy unless you have the program in place to manage the change,” he continued, referencing Biden’s reversal of Trump-era restrictions on immigration to the US.
People wouldn’t risk their lives to get to our southern border if they thought they would be turned away.
The need for an immigration policy is long overdue. pic.twitter.com/cOcDeKlicm
You know things have gotten truly bad when even the likes of Andrew Cuomo are admitting that border states were right in calling out Joe Biden's failed border policies. https://t.co/L1EzlWr7ti— Dan K. Eberhart (@DanKEberhart) February 9, 2023
According to Daily Wire:
Cuomo went on to say that his successor, Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY) should have stepped in to assist when immigrants were bused into New York City — rather than leaving Mayor Eric Adams to handle the situation on his own — and appeared to throw support behind Vice President Kamala Harris’ plan to funnel investments into Central American businesses in an effort to stem the flow of illegal immigration at one of its sources.