Biden’s Secretary of Homeland Security says border crisis “unsustainable” in leaked audio
Leaked audio surfaced wherein the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, says the current border crisis is “unsustainable,” prompting a fervent response from top GOP members. “The other day I was in Mexico, and I said, if our border is our first line of defense, we’re going to lose and this is unsustainable,” Mayorkas said as he spoke to Border Patrol agents in Texas on Thursday. “We can’t continue like this, our people in the field cant continue and our system isn’t built for it.” His remarks come days after the announcement that July saw a massive increase in migrant encounters. “Even Biden’s own DHS Secretary is saying the border crisis is ‘unsustainable.’ When will Biden and Harris finally take action?” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel tweeted.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey went so far as to call for Mayorkas’s resignation in light of the leaked audio. “Unlike Secretary Mayorkas, Arizonans understand that strong borders are essential to public safety and national security. The Biden-Harris administration’s record of failure on this issue has led to this moment. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, through their words and their actions, have signaled to the world that America’s southern border is wide open and unprotected,” Ducey said in a press release. The Arizona governor is not the first to call for Mayorkas to resign, as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called for it back in March. “[It] is time for DHS Secretary Mayorkas to change course or change jobs,” Graham said.
A senior Biden State Department official deleted a tweet voicing concern for women in Afghanistan amid reports that the Taliban are forcing women out of banking jobs. “Woke up with a heavy heart, thinking about all the Afghan women and girls I worked with during my time in Kabul,” said Molly Montgomery, the deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of European and Eurasian affairs in a now-deleted tweet. “They were the beneficiaries of many of the gains we made, and now they stand to lose everything. We empowered them to lead, and now we are powerless to protect them.” There has been no word from the State Department regarding whether Montgomery was told to delete her post.
NASA increased the odds of the Bennu asteroid hitting Earth within the next century. Scientists previously pegged the odds of a collision at 1 in 2,700, but those numbers were adjusted to 1 in 1,750 by the year 2300. Davide Farnocchia, who works with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, stressed that Earth-bound beings should not be overly concerned. “We shouldn’t be worried about it too much,” Farnocchia said. Lindley Johnson, a planetary defense officer for NASA, predicted that if the Earth was struck by Bennu, the area destroyed would equal the asteroid’s size 100 times over.
At least one individual was glad to see New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation: former President Donald Trump. “Friend, Andrew Cuomo has got real problems – he handled COVID horribly and he’s DESTROYED New York – and it’s about time he resigned,” Trump said in a fundraising email through his Save America PAC. “To tell you the truth, this guy is a TOTAL LOSER, and New York, as well as the entire Country, is better off without him.” Cuomo initially denied the findings in the investigation conducted by New York Attorney General Letitia James, saying that “the facts are much different than what has been portrayed.” He reversed course and announced his resignation last week, saying he would step down in 14 days.
Florida authorities say a toddler found an unsecured handgun inside an apartment and fatally shot a woman while she was on a work-related video call. According to news outlets, the woman was the toddler’s mother. Altamonte Springs police issued a news release that stated someone on the video call contacted emergency services after spotting the toddler and hearing a noise. The person reported that the woman, 21-year old Shamaya Lynn, fell backward and never returned to the video call. “Officers and paramedics did their best in rendering aid to Mrs. Lynn, but she was found with a fatal gunshot wound to the head,” police said.
- GOP demands Biden administration act after Mayorkas calls border crisis ‘unsustainable’
- Ducey calls for Mayorkas’ resignation after leaked border crisis audio
- State Dept. official deletes tweet about concern for Afghan women amid Taliban takeover
- NASA ups the odds of Bennu asteroid hitting Earth
- Trump: ‘It’s about time’ that ‘loser’ Cuomo resign
- Police: Toddler fatally shot woman during work video call