Bill Maher Calls Out Biden for Refusing to Halt Border Crisis: ‘This is All So Silly’
President Joe Biden recently asserted that he cannot single-handedly resolve the border crisis, stating, “I’ve done all I can do; just give me the power.”
Left-wing commentator Bill Maher swiftly responded on “Real Time,” delivering a reality check by pointing out the president’s existing authority and the unnecessary plea for additional powers. Maher’s sentiments were echoed by entrepreneur Elon Musk, who concurred with Maher’s observation.
"The president can fix this, he already has the existing laws… This is all so silly…"
Bill Maher Calls Out Biden for Refusing to Halt Border Crisis: ‘This is All So Silly’ https://t.co/BVh5nlv7sA
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) February 4, 2024
In a charged commentary, Maher criticized Biden’s plea for more authority, emphasizing that the president already possesses the necessary tools, such as Border Patrol, judges, and existing laws, to effectively address the border crisis. The audience and Elon Musk rallied behind Maher’s assertion, endorsing the idea that the president has the means to address the situation without the need for new legislation.
Despite Maher’s criticism, his stance on the border crisis has not been consistently negative. In October 2023, Maher slammed the Biden administration for seemingly adopting a Trump-era policy by working on a border wall. He highlighted the potential political repercussions for Democrats, describing it as a disaster and underscoring the need for consistency in their approach.
Maher drew attention to what he perceived as Democratic hypocrisy on the issue, noting their shift from advocating compassion and opposing restrictive immigration policies to facing criticism for their handling of the border situation.
Quotes from prominent figures, including New York Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul, were cited to illustrate the growing concerns and challenges posed by the crisis.
A City Journal article delved into the intentional nature of Biden’s border crisis, attributing it to the president’s unprecedented reluctance to enforce federal immigration law. The article suggested that the solution lies in Biden fulfilling his constitutional duty to enforce existing laws or Congress withholding other requests until he complies.