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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Sunday that President Joe Biden is “hellbent on destructive border policies,” while vowing to travel to the U.S. southern border with fellow GOP lawmakers later this month.

McCarthy shared the words in a Twitter post that criticized the Biden administration’s plans to roll back Title 42, a Trump-era policy that allows Border Patrol agents to turn away migrants at the border to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

“While President Biden is hellbent on destructive border policies—like ending Title 42—that endanger our country and communities, House Republicans will continue to fight for a secure border,” McCarthy wrote.

“That’s why I will be leading another trip to our southern border later this month,” he added.

On Friday, McCarthy also released a statement following the report that Title 42 would be ended in May.

“Today’s decision confirms that President Biden has abdicated his responsibilities and is actively working to make the border crisis worse. From day one of his administration, he has failed to protect our nation’s security and to secure the border,” McCarthy wrote.

“Today, Biden’s border crisis is worse than ever, but the president has decided to eliminate yet another vital tool: Title 42. This decision is wrong and will invite a lawless surge of illegal border crossings to enrich human traffickers and overwhelm border patrol.  This will inflict suffering, pain, and tragedy throughout our country. Make no mistake, the President will own the calamity his policies have created,” he added.

McCarthy’s statement also reported that under the Biden-Harris administration, a record high of more than 2.5 million migrants have been encountered at our southern border. It further shared the concern that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz is sounding the alarm that the U.S. should expect at least 7,000 daily border encounters.

On Sunday, the House minority leader also shared an interview with Fox News regarding the issue, arguing that Biden has “abdicated his responsibilities at our border.”

“Republicans sounded the alarm on the Biden Border Crisis over a year ago, and things have only been getting worse. The Biden Administration’s open border policies are tying our Border Patrol’s hands—making it practically impossible to secure the border,” McCarthy tweeted alongside a link to his interview.

“This decision is wrong and will invite a lawless surge of illegal border crossings to enrich human traffickers and overwhelm our Border Patrol,” McCarthy told Fox News. “This will inflict suffering, pain, and tragedy throughout our country.”

The GOP lawmaker placed the blame directly on Biden for the consequences of ending Title 42.

“Make no mistake, the President will own the calamity his policies have created,” he added.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Friday that it will terminate the Title 42 public health policy that allows border officials to turn away migrants because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Trump-era policy has been in effect since March 2020 to turn away thousands of migrants in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

“After considering current public health conditions and an increased availability of tools to fight COVID-19 (such as highly effective vaccines and therapeutics), the CDC Director has determined that an Order suspending the right to introduce migrants into the United States is no longer necessary,” the CDC said in a statement on Friday.

The end of the policy is scheduled to be “implemented on May 23, 2022, to enable DHS time to implement appropriate COVID-19 mitigation protocols,” according to the statement.

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