Republican Representative Andy Biggs of Arizona recently attempted to expose the lack of protection at the Mexico-US Border under President Joe Biden.
But the GOP Representative's attempt at humiliating the current administration inadvertently highlighted their accomplishments.
It all began with a tweet from the Arizona representative, asking "where's the outrage in the media?" after US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intercepted a considerable amount of Fentanyl at the US' southern border.
Under Joe Biden, enough fentanyl to kill 238 million Americans was seized at the southern border last month. Where… https://t.co/a2MqzKmKK4— Rep Andy Biggs (@Rep Andy Biggs) 1626716606.0
The majority of responses to his tweet were likely not what he expected.
Many took to Twitter questioning why there should be "outage" the CBP intercepted enough of the highly addictive drug, which, as Biggs' put it, could have killed "238 Million Americans."
@RepAndyBiggsAZ Where is the appreciation for the people who stopped it coming into the country?— Danny Zuko (@Danny Zuko) 1626716678.0
Yeah media - get pissed off that 238 million Americans haven't been killed by fentanyl crossing the border into Ame… https://t.co/xDE25D4UK7— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan) 1626732428.0
@RepAndyBiggsAZ Why would we be outraged? Shouldn't we be thankful?— DeepSeaColin (@DeepSeaColin) 1626716678.0
Apparently, we should be outraged that "enough fentanyl to kill 238 million Americans" was STOPPED from getting int… https://t.co/nSJA2qITOq— Robert A George 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇹🇹 (@Robert A George 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇹🇹) 1626722120.0
@RepAndyBiggsAZ You're telling me that Joe Biden's administration stopped a massive amount of a deadly drug from ge… https://t.co/xdMNi2lARk— Kent Straith, Who Would Never Ever Do A Coup (@Kent Straith, Who Would Never Ever Do A Coup) 1626716973.0
HOW DARE JOE BIDEN SEIZE AMERICANS' HARD -EARNED FENTANYL, THAT MANIACAL, SENILE MARXIST COMMUNIST LENINISTS...wait… https://t.co/x2eusGvkXr— Rex Huppke (@Rex Huppke) 1626723262.0
Many took the Biggs' tweet as a prime opportunity to point out it was confusing anyone should be "outraged" the CBP was successful in their jobs, even questioning where The Republican Representative's loyalties lie.
Do people usually get outraged when crimes are prevented? https://t.co/GU5JDiBEaQ— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel) 1626721492.0
@RepAndyBiggsAZ So, anti-drug trafficking enforcement at the border is highly effective.— tpovio (@tpovio) 1626716996.0
Biden's big government goons are cracking down on Job Creators in the Southwest just because they have some politic… https://t.co/6Rko0UF9NL— Jonathan Chait (@Jonathan Chait) 1626722255.0
The man below is an insurrectionist who should be arrested. So he should probably shut up about the media not bein… https://t.co/sBbFOfEYnV— Seth Abramson (@Seth Abramson) 1626731790.0
@RepAndyBiggsAZ Only a member of the #QOP/#GQP would think that doing one's job correctly is an "outrage."— William F Tulloch 🏳️🌈 (@William F Tulloch 🏳️🌈) 1626717103.0
@RepAndyBiggsAZ The outrage in the media that law enforcement was successful in stopping this? Or the outrage in th… https://t.co/CeE0Q5iPCx— 🦅Mark Hartig🇺🇸 (@🦅Mark Hartig🇺🇸) 1626717215.0
Biggs made an attempt at damage control, condemning those who came out to mock him on social media, claiming the meaning of his initial tweet was misinterpreted.
But, his continued effort to call out the poor job CBP is doing under President Biden's watch once again backfired on him.
People were still confused why CBP preventing a deadly influx of Fentanyl while "dealing with a humanitarian crisis" is not, in fact, an accomplishment.
Others called out the fact his attempt to clear things up only exacerbated his unintended praise in his initial tweet.
And of course, there were those who took it as a chance to poke fun at Biden's predecessor in the White House, as well as his family.
It might be in the Biden administration's interest to try and lure Biggs on to their press team, as he may have given them more positive press in the last week than anyone.