Gabbard announced, "The faith and trust that the American people need to have in our leaders is dropping every day. The Department of Homeland Security Secretary recently told Congress our borders are secure. This is what he said, this kind of bald-faced lie, whether it has to do with domestic issues or foreign policy issues. We've seen this with Afghanistan and the tragically botched withdrawal of our troops and Americans out of Afghanistan. When people are being lied to, the American people are being lied to, it is revealing of the arrogance and the self-serving nature of leaders who are in power in this country."
Gabbard continued, "The disrespect that they have for the American people, and it's why people are losing faith and trust in those leaders. If we have leaders who respect the people, then the people will respect our leaders. If we have leaders who trust the American people, we will trust our leaders. And that's the problem here is we don't have leaders who have that trust and respect and who therefore put themselves ahead of the interests of the people."
Under the Biden administration, encounters between Border Patrol and illegal immigrants have broken records. There were more than 200,000 encounters in August, up more than 300 percent from the same month in 2020.
"Actions speak louder and louder than words," Gabbard stated. "[I]t doesn't matter how many times Secretary [Antony] Blinken or Kamala Harris or anyone from the administration says, you know, don't come across the border."
"These drug cartels, these human traffickers, are incredibly emboldened to the point where they feel that they can do this without consequence, where they feel they can continue profiting off of trafficking people across these borders that are essentially open … The fact is that the open-door policy that this administration has in place is posing a humanitarian crisis and is creating a humanitarian crisis, as well as a very serious security threat for our country," the former lawmaker announced.
Gabbard continued to accuse Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of boldly lying to Congress.
She stated, "The Department of Homeland Security secretary recently told Congress: 'Our borders are secure.' This is what he said."