On Friday House Democrats announced that they would boycott the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing next week.
The committee is set to have the second part of the Hearings regarding the “Biden Border Crisis” in Yuma, Arizona. However, while Republicans have scheduled the hearings, the Democrats have claimed that they were not consulted about them.
The conversations regarding the migration crisis are ongoing with Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., having planned a visit to the southern border on Thursday.
However, House Democrats have claimed that this was simply a “stunt” and that Judiciary Democrats had been left out, despite the fact that many of them had agreed to attend “other bipartisan congressional delegation trips.”
Ranking member Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., in a statement noted that the Judiciary Republicans have not tried to focus on creating real solutions. They added that there are no plans to hear from any federal government witnesses during the hearing which is further proof of how it is “a brazen act of political grandstanding.” Democrats have previously visited the border frequently but this time they would not take part in the “performative hearing.” Instead, they are planning their own border trip in March.
The Republicans have denied the Democrats’ claims, stating that they had been given three weeks’ notice, which is longer than the required one-week notice period, according to a senior GOP aide told Fox News Digital. They added that there had been communication via phone, email, and text.