Governor on GOP-backed Border Strike Force calls out Biden’s ‘inconsistency’ on immigration, COVID

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson argues Title 42 needs to stay if the White House believes masks do

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson argued on Friday that President Biden can’t have it both ways on Title 42 and mask mandates, pointing out on "Varney & Co." that both measures were put in place due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Hutchinson said Title 42 must remain at the southern border as long as the administration works to reinstate mask requirements on public transit.

Hutchinson, one of 26 governors on the Republican-backed "Border Strike Force," further said the group is calling out Biden’s "inconsistency" in protecting the border and U.S. national security.


GOV. ASA HUTCHINSON: If you believe that the public health emergency continues to exist, and you're going to impose the mask requirement on airlines, well, if it still exists, we have to keep Title 42 in place. That is an inconsistency, and we need [Title 42]. It has been effective…

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson discussed the Border Strike Force on "Varney & Co." Friday, saying its goal is to cover for President Biden's "inconsistency" in protecting the border. (Getty Images)

From an Arkansas standpoint and all the other governors, the migrants, some are coming in here for fear, legitimate asylum claims, but you've got thousands of others that are coming here for economic relief, for a job; or, to bring fentanyl in here or to work for the smugglers. And that's why we're going to be able to share intelligence and hopefully be a good voice together to protect our border.