Romney blasts DHS head over 'extremely damning' border crisis response

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The Utah senator pushed back against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about the surge in migrants at the southern border, calling for an answer to the situation.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) accused Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Thursday of playing down what Romney called "an extraordinary crisis" at the southern border.

"Do you recognize this as an alarming crisis?" Romney asked Mayorkas during a Senate Homeland Security Committee meeting, gesturing to a chart showing a massive increase in apprehensions after President Biden took office in January.

"Senator," Mayorkas began. "I look at immigration as a challenge that has been persistent for many –"

At that point, Romney cut Mayorkas off and asked whether what he called the "explosion" in the number of apprehensions, including of unaccompanied children, represented a "failure that would suggest that the administration needs to take immediate action to remedy what we're…
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