Tester calls on Congress to find bipartisan solution to ‘unacceptable’ border crisis

Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) on Monday called on President Joe Biden and Congress to “quit using the border as a political talking point” and come together to reach a bipartisan solution. 

Tester, whose 2024 race will likely decide control of the U.S. Senate, made the comments in an op-ed published Monday in the Helena Independent Record. The Montana Democrat urged a divided Congress and White House to seek common ground on the border crisis, which he says he told the president is “unacceptable.”

“The stories of those impacted Montana families, local governments’ budgets that are stretched thin, and our national security are front of mind for me when I’ve told President Biden and Homeland Security Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas that what’s happening on our southern border is unacceptable,” Tester wrote. 

“That is why I urged Senate
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