Montana Governor Greg Gianforte appeared on Fox News this week during his visit to the southern border.
He was interviewed by Fox News anchor Ainsley Earhardt, who asked him about the conditions that he and other western states governors have witnessed.
“This is an unmitigated disaster of Joe Biden’s own making,” said Governor Gianforte. “It is a human humanitarian disaster and a national security disaster. In July alone, we saw about nine tons of methamphetamine come across the southern border.”
Gianforte then focused on the number of illegal immigrants who have already crossed the southern border.
“The number of illegal immigrants has gone up every single month since Joe Biden has taken office,” he said. “We’ve had over 1.3 million illegals apprehended at the southern border, and those are just the ones that were caught. That’s more than the entire population of my state of Montana. This is totally brought on by the lack of leadership out of the Biden administration, and the reason we’re here is to draw attention to this issue.”
Gianforte said he and his fellow governors are receiving no response from the President and his administration.
“We’ve been reaching out to the administration, and all we’ve gotten back is crickets,” he said.