Arizona Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake announced on CBS's “Face The Nation” that should she be elected Governor, she will declare an “invasion” at the Southern Border, hopefully forcing the Biden Administration to take action to secure this most treasured of assets.
Lake claimed she has the constitutional power to declare an emergency — one that will invite the Biden administration to act on her state's behalf.
“Well, of course, If you know the Constitution, you know that Article 4, Section 4 calls for the federal government to protect us from invasion, and under Joe Biden’s lack of leadership, we just aren’t seeing that. And we have an invasion at our border, the cartels, these narco-terrorist groups have operational control, and they’re using Arizona to smuggle people, to traffic children and to traffic the most dangerous drug we’ve ever seen — fentanyl.” Lake remarked.
“And so we’re going to invoke our Article One, Section 10, basically authority to take care of our own border and protect our own border. It’s right there in black and white in the Constitution. And we meet all three criteria, we have an invasion, our people are in imminent danger, and time is of the essence — there’s no time for delay.” Lake added.
“So we’re going to have other states offer help, I’ve already got a couple other governors who are willing to help out.” Lake claimed, showing Americans this effort is no unilateral action — it will take a broad consensus of Republican Governors on our southern border.
And I know that if you ask people from other states that are not border states, they deem this crisis on the border as one of the top issues facing our country — so many people dying of fentanyl poisoning.”
She's exactly right — our southern border is in a state of emergency and someone must act now to secure our country. People are very concerned about what is happening to our border under the Biden Administration — an NPR/Ipsos poll finds most Americans classify this pressing crisis as nothing short of an invasion. Who can blame them?
We the people deserve a government that works for us and secures our border from the whims and fancies of drug lords. A nation without borders is no nation at all.