White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday insisted that President Biden has been to the U. S.-Mexico border, despite no record of him having been there — even as vice president.
The comments came in response to an inquiry from Fox News' Peter Doocy on whether the president had RSVP’d Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s invite to the border.
"We know the president’s never been down to the border. The possible next speaker says that he wants [Biden] to go with him. So, is he going to?" Doocy asked.
"He’s been there. He’s been to the border. And since he took office…," Jean-Pierre responded before Doocy interjected: "When did he go to the border?"
Jean-Pierre evaded the question and instead blamed Republicans for their supposed unwillingness to work with the president on fixing immigration and securing the border.
"They’re doing political stunts. That’s what they want to do. That’s how they want to take care of the situation," Jean-Pierre said.
President Biden has not visited the southern border nearly two years into his presidency as the country wrestles with an unprecedented border crisis. Nor did he visit the border while as vice president.... (Read more)
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