Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp visited the U.S. southern border in Texas on Friday to check in on his state’s 300 National Guard troops stationed there and “witness the crisis we’re facing,” he said.
Kemp described the scene as “drastically different” than his last trip to the area in December. He chided Vice President Kamala Harris for not yet traveling there after President Joe Biden named her to lead efforts to slow the flow of foreigners. Harris has said her role emphasizes “addressing the root causes of migration and to focus on the Northern Triangle countries,” which include Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
The governor took a boat tour of the Rio Grande river that separates the U.S. from Mexico, where hundreds of asylum seekers reportedly cross nightly. Kemp said many of the migrants are guided by smugglers and drug cartels.
“It’s unbelievable what is happening there,” Gov. Kemp said during an appearance on FOX News on Saturday. “The cartels are making