First-term U.S. Rep. Gabe Vasquez of New Mexico’s Second Congressional District represents one of the two swing districts held by Democrats that include swaths of the southern border. The other vulnerable Democrat is Rep. Vicente Gonzales of Texas.
Since Joe Biden took office, over six million illegal immigrants have flooded into the United States. Some of the immigration catastrophe has been averted due to Title 42, which was implemented first during the Trump administration, which grants removals by the U.S. government of persons who have recently been in a country where a communicable disease was present. However, Title 42 is set to expire on May 11, 2023.
Recently in El Paso, TX — just 46 miles from the Second District — over 1,000 migrants rushed the Paso Del Norte bridge border entry point.
On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a measure, H.R. 2, to extend the policy that has alleviated some of the border fiasco.
According to Axios, “Months of work” on the GOP package have resulted in “the strongest border security package that Congress has ever taken up,” said Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA).
“The bill also includes money to improve technology for border security and additional border personnel,” reported the outlet.
“The crisis at the border is unfolding in these vulnerable Democrats’ backyards. They can either vote with their extreme party leadership or do something to alleviate the pain for their constituents – and we will be watching closely whose side they choose,” wrote National Republican Congressional Committee spokeswoman Delanie Bomar in a statement to the Piñon Post.
Vasquez is one of the most vulnerable House Democrats up in 2024, with the NRCC putting his seat on the shortlist of congressional districts being targeted in Next November’s election. Former Congresswoman Yvette Herrell, who held the seat between 2021 to 2023, is running again for the seat with national figures, including Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who was in Las Cruces for her election kickoff.
7 thoughts on “Will Rep. Vasquez vote to avert border catastrophe by extending Title 42?”
We all know Vasquez won’t vote to extend Title 42 or any other measures to secure the border. He gets his marching orders from the liberal Democrats and won’t ever extend a hand across the aisle.
I think Vasquez is more communist than democrat. That’s pretty much guarantees he will not vote Title 42. He was forced on the people of his district be the democrats gerrymandering. G. Absolutely right, he’s in Soros pocket.
Fellow New Mexican would seem to have enough sense, yes. Common sense prevails, unless he doesn’t care. NO MORE ILLEGALS IN THIS COUNTRY BRO. WE ARE LOSING AND YOU POLITICIANS KEEP FOLLOWING OUR IDIOTIC PRESIDENT. DO SOMETHING POSITIVE!!!
Sadly, Gabe will never vote for H.R. 2. I predict his days are numbered as congressman in CD-2. I wish Yvette would publicly call on him to support his constituents just to see how he reacts.
Yeah, like Yvette helped the idiots that voted for her……..!
I would say he will not vote for it and still get elected again. All of NM democratic officials in NM are marxists. At one time democrats even cared for constituents. But if they do not vote the way DC wants them to, they will not get elected again. Plus NMs are taught to vote democrat in schools and the schools are far left. The sad thing is most NMs are actually conservatives, but they refuse to change their party as they feel they should be loyal to their parents and grandparents party which no longer exists. Sad, sad, sad.
I’m afraid our country is going to experience another 911 level attack. I believe that nobody kows how many terrorists have already crossed the southern border, and how many more are on the way.