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Retired U.S. Army Major and physician Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) joined Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” Friday and rebuked the Biden regime for its alleged plans to pull doctors from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and send them to the U.S. southern border in order to render medical assistance to migrants both legal and illegal.
A new caravan of migrants is expected to reach the U.S. southern border conveniently on the same day that Title 42 is to be discontinued by the administration, thereby removing the ability of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to reject and/or expel individuals who may have acquired a communicable disease such as COVID-19 outside the United States, Fox News reported.
Twenty-one states are taking legal action against the Biden regime in response to the termination of the policy, but it may not gain any traction against an authoritarian president who routinely ignores court rulings such as the continued implementation of former President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy and the high court striking down a federal vaccine mandate for businesses of more than 100 employees.
The latest grotesque and arguably anti-American machination by the regime is to potentially pull doctors who normally serve veterans away from that calling and, instead, divert them to serve immigrants at the southern border as they attempt to migrate into the U.S.
“We have heard the rumor, so to speak, that that’s the plan. … You can’t say you love America and hurt the men and women who were wounded in combat defending it. That makes no sense at all,” Green told host Pete Hegseth.
Green also remarked on the travesty of leaving Americans behind in Afghanistan and Biden’s refusal to act sensibly and strategically in the U.S. surrender – a failure that led to the likely avoidable killing of 13 American service members.
“Now he is talking about taking their [veterans] healthcare providers away from them,” Green added.
More than 50 Republican lawmakers have beseeched the CBP to come clean as to whether they will use the VA medical personnel to aid in processing migrants, but an agency spokesperson would neither confirm nor deny the allegation, the outlet reported. The lawmakers penned a letter more than a month before Title 42 is set to end on May 23.
@POTUS Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has asked whether former Vice President Joe Biden plans to divert VA doctors to help treat illegal migrants and border crossers.
— Richard B. Gorence (@RichardGorence) April 10, 2022
As BPR reported, the letter was signed by 53 House Republicans, among them the current GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik of New York, Kat Cammack of Florida, Dan Crenshaw of Texas, Andy Biggs of Arizona, and Lauren Boebert of Colorado.
“On March 29, 2022, a CBP report indicated a surge of border crossings was imminent due to the rescinding of [the Title 42 policy],” the House Republicans, led by Rep. Jody Hice of Georgia, wrote in a letter addressed to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, according to Fox News.
“The report presents a dire situation that may result in as many as 18,000 possible encounters per day. If this number proves accurate, this could result in over 540,000 encounters in a single month. Currently, CBP does not have the facilities or manpower to handle the anticipated massive surge. Moving VA medical staff away from our veteran’s healthcare needs to examine illegal immigrants is a recipe for disaster. Wait times for a veteran to see their doctor can average 22 days and reach as high as 42 days. This is unacceptable mismanagement of federal government resources by the Biden administration,” the lawmakers argued.
In a separate statement, Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) criticized the Biden Administration for its flippancy in the matter.
Biden’s failed open border policies are no excuse to funnel resources away from our veterans! https://t.co/3Y8ZxJlKHn
— Rep. Jody Hice (@CongressmanHice) April 14, 2022
Green described the notion of using doctors from the VA to treat immigrants – legal or illegal – who have not served the United States as “unconscionable.”
“They [veterans] are already waiting 42 days to get care at an appointment. Is he going to send them [doctors] to the border, putting illegal immigrants, drug dealers, human traffickers above the men and women who fought for this country?” he asked.
“You served, you don’t get V.A. services unless you were actually harmed while you were in combat serving our country. These are the men and women he is going to put behind people breaking our laws?” he added.
(It is not technically correct that only wounded servicemembers can acquire services from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, but Green’s point is taken.)
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