As the right deals with Trump’s indictment and it’s consequences, the left is dealing with similar infighting, some of which has spilled over to the White House Press Conference. In fact, KJP recently attacked Rep. AOC’s claim about the border and how it will impact the election.
That came during the Thursday press conference, during which White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre was asked about the border situation and Rep. AOC’s claim about it and, rather than admitting that more needs to be done, said that Biden has done more than anybody to protect the border.
As background, Rep. AOC recently told the New York Times that immigration is Brandon’s weakest issue, saying, “Immigration is arguably this administration’s weakest issue. This is one area where our policy is dictated by politics, arguably more so than almost any other.”
So, KJP was asked, on Thursday, “But to the charge from the congresswoman that the White House hasn’t taken up recommendations from fellow Democrats on how to deal with this issue more through executive action or otherwise because of concerns of how Republicans might react, you would say what?”
KJP did not do her usual thing and refuse to answer the question by referring the journalist to someone else or saying that she couldn’t speak on it. Instead she ridiculously defended the Biden border policy as being superb, saying that Biden has done more than anyone to defend the border, ignoring that the DOJ is suing Texas for defending its border.
Beginning, she said, “I will say this: The President has done more to secure the border and to deal with this issue of immigration than anybody else. He really has. June saw the single largest month-to-month drop in lawful — unlawful border crossing because of the policies this President put in place.
Continuing, she said, “We’ve got a record number of federal agents and officers — more than 24,000 — working to secure the border because of the funding this President secured. We brought — we brought 21 world leaders on the West Coast, as you all remember, together for the first time to — ever to deal with this issue in a — in a regional way because of the alliances that this President has put forth. And we secured record funding for border security and management.”
She then added that Biden has “expanded the pathway to citizenship,” as if that defends the border, saying, “And let’s not forget, we expanded — we’ve expanded the pathway to citizenship under this President. And mind you, he’s been doing this on his own. Does he want to do it in a bipartisan way? Absolutely. That’s why he put forth his first piece of legislation to be on immigration to fix this broken system.”
Then she tried to turn it back on Republicans, accusing them of engaging in a “political stunt” by fighting over the border. She said, “We are — we are willing to work with Congress and with Republicans. We need Republicans to do this. We just do. But they keep turning it into a political stunt.”