Fox News’ Peter Doocy first asked Jean-Pierre “If the border is secure, as the administration has said, then why would we need to send 1,500 active-duty U.S. troops down there?”
The Press Secretary responded with a word salad to the effect of “Because we need more work, we need more — work needs to be done.”
Doocy then told Jean-Pierre “You said yesterday that, when it comes to illegal migration, you’ve seen it come down by more than 90 percent. Where did that number come from?”
Doocy then began to reel off figures from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency clearly showing illegal immigration has exponentially increased, prompting Jean-Pierre to shout over him.
Don’t want those facts being exposed now do we.
“I’m about to answer you if the dramatics could come down just a little bit,” she said, repeating “If the dramatics could come down a little bit.”
“What’s dramatic about asking a question?” Doocy shot back.
Karine Jean-Pierre has a very difficult time explaining the Biden administration’s plan to deal with the imminent southern border surge pic.twitter.com/sgT4fP2yi5
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 2, 2023
The Press Secretary claimed she was referring to Biden’s so called parolee program, a humanitarian scheme reserved for asylum seekers from Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti and Venezuela, and then refused to allow Doocy to follow up for further clarification.
They really don’t like it when they get exposed as liars.
Colleague @pdoocy asks @PressSec about her false claim yesterday that illegal immigration is down 90%.
KJP tells Peter he is being “dramatic”, then goes on to say she was talking about the parole program for a handful of countries, but she *never* specified that yesterday. Her…
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 2, 2023
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