WATCH: RFK Jr Gives Video Tour of ‘Unsustainable’ Southern Border

June 8, 2023

Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. on Tuesday toured the southern border and called the situation a "humanitarian crisis" and "unsustainable," highlighting a weak issue for President Joe Biden as he continues to lose support to Kennedy.

'The stories that we heard from these people are absolutely heartbreaking," Kennedy said. "This is a humanitarian crisis because of the understanding across the globe that we now have an open border here. ... This is not a good thing for our country, it's not a good thing for these people, and it is unsustainable."

Kennedy said he saw 150 migrants cross into Yuma, Ariz., including people from West Africa, Afghanistan, China, and Nepal. He detailed the process of how migrants cross and are released.

"From here they're put on theses buses and they're brought to the Border Patrol station where they're processed," he said. "After four or five days they're released on their own recognizance into our country and most of them are never seen or heard from again."

Kennedy's video received more than seven million views and draws attention to a sore subject for the Biden administration. Democrats have been vocal about their opposition to the president's handling of the border crisis and end of Title 42. An April poll in seven key swing states found that a majority of voters, 58 percent, disapprove of Biden's handling of the border. Fifty-two percent think he's ignoring the issue.

Kennedy continues to pick up support among Democrats. He consistently polls around 20 percent among the party, and Biden surrogates are struggling to answer for his sizable support. Celebrities and tech moguls, including former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, have rallied behind Kennedy.