Critics of President Joe Biden have railed against the White House's handling of illegal border crossings, particularly at the southern border, claiming he's left it insecure despite a number of similarities between Biden's and Trump's border policies.
GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel attempted to lob a similar slam at the administration, but inadvertently complimented instead.
McDaniel lamented that high volume volumes of fentanyl and crystal meth were recently seized at the border.
899 lbs of fentanyl and 15,631 lbs of methamphetamine were seized at the southern border in October alone.
That much fentanyl is the equivalent of 204 MILLION lethal doses.
We need border security!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 18, 2021
Claiming "We need border security!", McDaniel didn't acknowledge that the lethal drugs being seized was a reflection of border security functioning as it's supposed to.
Lucky for her, Biden's rapid response director—Mike Gwin—pointed this out, and thanked her for highlighting the success.
Thank you @GOPChairwoman for highlighting work by the Administration and federal law enforcement to keep dangerous and lethal drugs off of our streets: https://t.co/D6x6QIqCMY
— Mike Gwin (@MGwin46) November 18, 2021
This isn't the first time a prominent Republican has complained about drug seizures as a reflection of poor border security.
This past summer, Republican congressman Andy Biggs of Arizona complained that hundreds of millions of fentanyl doses were uncovered and seized by federal law enforcement. Even more recently, at the start of this month, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa skewered the seizure of fentanyl as an example of "Joe Biden's America."
McDaniel is only the most recent Republican to make this complaint and promptly be roasted by social media users.
Pretty sure the fact that it was seized means we have border security. https://t.co/g3FjnjBi76
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) November 18, 2021
why do republicans keep complaining about fentanyl interception? did you invest in the cartels and are upset it isn't on the street? https://t.co/ufYCI1gZV4
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 18, 2021
Did you seize the fentanyl Ronna? Because if you didn't, I'm pretty damn sure it was seized by Biden's Border Patrol. https://t.co/l7NP7V3myG
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 18, 2021
does she not realize how stupid this sounds? https://t.co/UMcSbH0eMM
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 18, 2021
The operative word here is “seized."
Thank you to our courageous law enforcement personnel for seizing these dangerous drugs. Thank you @POTUS for your commitment to border security.
And thank you @GOPChairwoman for highlighting these successes of the Biden Administration. https://t.co/RjSE38stX5
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 18, 2021
...if we don't have border security who is seizing the fentanyl and meth? https://t.co/vTKxKJ5MZR
— Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) November 18, 2021
They also applauded Gwin's response.
— Celia Lauer (@CeliaLauer) November 18, 2021
Good job! https://t.co/OyexIykm2Q
— Mr. Schmageggie is in my heart forever 🇺🇸 (@srivlin) November 18, 2021
McDaniel continues to rail against what she calls the "Biden border crisis."