(UnitedVoice.com) – A border crisis has haunted President Joe Biden during the entirety of his first term in office. Millions of migrants have crossed into the country, and those who weren’t immediately deported have been allowed to enter the US’ interior. That has put a strain on states and cities across the country. The White House press secretary was recently accused of gaslighting the nation with her remarks about the border.
On August 31, a reporter asked Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about Biden’s immigration policies after reporting that he failed to meet with New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) over the migrant crisis in the Empire State. It’s not just Hochul, either. The president has refused to engage other Democratic city and state leaders who have called on him to deal with the immigration problems as well.
The press secretary responded to the question by saying that he “has done more to secure the border […] than anybody else.” She went on to say June showed the “single largest month-to-month drop” in illegal border crossings because of his policies.
The X account for RNC Research pointed out that the president “has overseen the worst border crisis on record.” Miranda Devine shared the video posted by RNC Research and said Jean-Pierre’s remarks won the “Gaslight Award of 2023.”
OMG. This one wins the Gaslight Award of 2023 https://t.co/jSO9a0t5er
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) August 31, 2023
Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) responded to the press secretary’s remarks, saying Biden “has done more to IGNORE the border than anybody else.”
You've got to be kidding me. The president has done more to IGNORE the border than anybody else. https://t.co/3e1ES1bqm1
— Dr. Roger Marshall (@RogerMarshallMD) August 31, 2023
As Biden campaigns for a second term in office, he’s facing criticism from his own party over the migrant crisis. Democrats in Illinois, New York, and Massachusetts have all called on the president to do more to help localities deal with the large influx of migrants who need places to stay. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), a longtime Biden supporter, told Axios he wrote the president four months ago and still hasn’t heard anything back.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told The New York Times that “immigration is arguably this administration’s weakest issue.”
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