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Gop Leaders On Biden’s First Year: ‘Worst Human Rights Record’ Of Any Modern U.S. President

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Several Republican congressmembers joined House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) at a press conference Thursday to mark President Joe Biden’s first year in office, issuing scathing remarks on a slate of crises they said were a “direct result” of his presidency.

The opening speaker, House GOP Conference chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), summarized that with Democrats in control in the White House and both chambers of Congress, “America has faced a year of unprecedented crisis.”

“The American people are facing an economic crisis, an energy crisis, a border crisis, an education crisis, a crime crisis, a worsening COVID-19 crisis, and a national security crisis,” Stefanik said. “These crises are a direct result of the failed leadership and the far-left socialist agenda of Joe Biden and congressional Democrats.”

Consumer prices for common goods like food, furniture, clothing, and cars are up, as Breitbart News’s John Carney has reported extensively, while overall consumer prices in 2021 saw a seven percent annual increase, the largest increase in four decades. Oil prices, too, are at an eight-year high.

Border patrol agents at the U. S.-Mexico border apprehended approximately 1.9 million illegal migrants in 2021, while an estimated half a million “got aways” evaded apprehension and are now presumably living in the U.S. illegally and unaccounted for. “We’re in the biggest crisis we’ve ever seen as far as border security goes,” said Brandon Judd, president of the Border Patrol union and a Border Patrol agent of more than two decades, during an appearance on Fox News in November.

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) spoke about the border at the press conference, pointing to the fentanyl being transported into the U. S. illegally and subsequently cropping up as an issue in states across the country.

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