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Portrait of Tyler O'NeilWASHINGTON, D.C.—Reps. John Rutherford, R-Fla., and Tom McClintock, R-Calif., celebrated the passage of a Republican bill to secure the U.S.-Mexico border as Title 42 was set to expire on Thursday, explaining how the bill addresses the border crisis and warning that if the crisis isn’t solved, “This is going to get more people murdered.”

The bill passed, 219-213, with every single Democrat voting against it, and all but two Republicans—Reps. John Duarte of California and Thomas Massie of Kentucky—supporting it.

Rutherford noted that President Joe Biden admitted that the border would be “chaotic for a while” and that Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said the U.S. does not have “operational control” over the border. “That is a recipe to get more and more American citizens like Mr. [Francisco Javier] Cuellar in my district [killed]. This is going to get more people murdered,” the Florida lawmaker told “The Daily Signal Podcast” at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. …