Critics: Biden's policies worsen problems that he's created

Critics: Biden's policies worsen problems that he's created

Critics: Biden's policies worsen problems that he's created

The Biden administration is being taken to task for, again, giving priority to its ideologically driven policies instead of the interests of the American people and industries.

For example, the White House recently announced that President Joe Biden plans to travel to Saudi Arabia soon after pandering to hostile oil-producing regimes in Iran and Venezuela. The proposed visit is being viewed as a last-ditch, desperate effort by the president to deal with his sinking poll numbers that have come about in part because of his own "green"-driven energy policies.

Gary Bauer is chairman of the Campaign for Working Families. The conservative activist says it's "scandalous" that Biden is going to rogue regimes begging for more oil, instead of helping the American energy industry.

Bauer, Gary (American Values) Bauer

"Every decision – whether it's the border, whether it's energy independence – he looks at the problem and [decides he's] certainly not going to help out the American energy industry," Bauer insists.

"[Instead, he will opt to] go to Venezuela to get help [from] the socialists who run that country [and] to the mullahs of Iran – who even now are trying to figure out how to assassinate former members of the Trump administration like Secretary of State [Mike] Pompeo."

According to Bauer, that's the kind of policy the country can expect when it elects a president who is unclear if he's going to put the interests of the United States before any international demands or interests of any other place else in the world.

Another example: Immigration policy

The Summit of the Americas gets into full swing in Los Angeles today (Wednesday) as a massive caravan of would-be migrants continues to make its way through Mexico toward the United States' southern border. Many of the migrants are coming from Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua – three countries whose authoritarian rulers have been left out of this week's summit. Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed on Monday he wouldn't attend the gathering in protest because leaders from the three countries weren't invited.

Ira Mehlman is a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, an immigration enforcement advocacy organization. He says the U.S. obviously has an interest in this hemisphere and should be cooperating to the greatest extent with the other governments on this side of the globe.

Mehlman, Ira (Federation for American Immigration Reform) Mehlman

"But when it comes to immigration policy, we also have to make it clear that this is not a multilateral issue – it is the policy of the United States," he tells AFN. "We have the right to control who comes into the country."

However, Mehlman adds, the Biden administration "seems to be choosing not to restrict anybody from coming into the country under pretty much any circumstances."

He argues that a multilateral conference isn't needed to deal with this. "[What] we need is the resolve in Washington to say we are going to do what is right for the American public," Mehlman concludes.

The Summit of the Americas runs through Friday.