Psaki Proves Biden Did Go To The Southern Border… Over Fourteen Years Ago!
Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended President Joe Biden’s no-show at the southern border saying that Biden did, in fact, visit the border while on the campaign trail in 2008.
“Why did President Biden say he has been to the border?” Senior White House Correspondent Peter Doocy asked, referring to Biden’s Thursday night Town Hall.
“Well, Peter, as you may have seen, there’s been reporting that he did drive through the border when he was on the campaign trail in 2008, and he is certainly familiar with the fact, and it stuck with him, the fact that in El Paso the border goes right through the center of town,” Psaki replied. “But the most important thing everyone should know and understand is that the president has worked on these issues throughout his entire career and is well versed in every aspect of our immigration system, including the border.”
Psaki then brought up Biden’s travels as vice president, noting he went to Mexico and Central America “ten times to address border issues.”
“He does not need a visit to the border to know what a mess was left by the last administration, that’s his view,” she added.
Biden responded to concerns he should visit the southern border during the town hall Thursday night after a Republican law student questioned his absence there.
“I know [the southern border] well, I guess I should go down, but the whole point of it is I haven’t had a whole hell of a lot of time to get down,” the president said. “I’ve been spending time going around, looking at the $900 billion damage done by hurricanes and floods and weather and traveling around the world.”
Since Biden took office, border crossings have grown exponentially with agents encountering 17,097 migrants in August of 2021 compared with just 694 in August of 2020, according to Todd Bensman with the Center for Immigration Studies, an immigration-skeptical think tank. Migrants have said that they “thank [Biden] very much” for his immigration policies which they say have encouraged them to make the trek.