‘Unacceptable’: Top Dem rips Biden plan to send 1,500 more troops to southern border


A top Senate Democrat is hammering a plan to send another 1,500 active-duty troops to the southern border, calling it “the militarization of the border” and “unacceptable.”

“There is already a humanitarian crisis in the Western Hemisphere, and deploying military personnel only signals that migrants are a threat that require our nation’s troops to contain,” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. “Nothing could be further from the truth.”

He was reacting to Tuesday’s news that the Biden administration is planning a temporary military border deployment to assist agents ahead of an expected influx of migrants seeking asylum.