Biden pledges to sign ‘toughest and fairest’ border reforms ‘ever’

President Joe Biden weighed in himself Friday evening on the drama surrounding the Senate‘s Ukraine-immigration deal, claiming the legislation represents the “toughest and fairest set of reforms to secure the border we’ve ever had in our country.”

Biden’s comments come as the White House has repeatedly criticized House Republicans and former President Donald Trump for “getting in the way” of negotiations in the Senate.

“For too long, we all know the border’s been broken. It’s long past time to fix it,” Biden wrote in a statement. “That’s why two months ago, I instructed my team to begin negotiations with a bipartisan group of Senators to seriously, and finally, address the border crisis. For weeks now that’s what they’ve done. Working around the clock, through the holidays, and over weekends.”

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