White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is known for dancing around tough questions, often telling reporters she will “circle back” to them later.
She’s gotten into a couple of confrontations with Fox News reporters during her White House press briefings.
And you won’t believe how Jen Psaki responded when a Fox News’ reporter asked her about the border crisis.
The illegal immigration crisis facing our nation is front and center in the news right now.
And during a recent White House press briefing, Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy asked Jen Psaki why the Biden administration refused to refer to the situation at the border as a crisis.
Doocy wanted to know why, if the situation wasn’t a disaster, did the Biden administration call in FEMA, who’s specific job is to deal with disasters, to assist with the situation at the border?
But Psaki refused to budge off the administration’s talking points.
“I know that we always get into the fun of labels around here, but I would say our focus is on solutions. And this is one of the steps that the President felt would help not become a final solution, but help expedite processing; help ensure that people who are coming across the border are — have access to health and medical care. Clearly, the numbers are enormous. This is a big challenge, and it certainly is a reflection of using every lever of the federal government to help address that,” Psaki responded.
But Doocy quickly followed up again by reminding Psaki that FEMA’s only role is to assist the American people in the aftermath of a disaster.
So by calling in FEMA, is the administration admitting there is a crisis at the border?
Psaki again denied the reality of the situation.
“I appreciate the opportunity . . . But I will say that FEMA is there to help ensure that the people who are at the border, who are coming across the border, have access to — can — to HHS and ORR shelters; that we can swiftly place them with vetted families. They’re playing a number of roles there to address what we feel is a significant problem and a significant challenge. And I think we haven’t — we haven’t stepped — been hiding about that,” Psaki responded.
Of course, even though the Biden administration refuses to admit it, the situation at our border is worse than ever before, with a record number of illegal aliens pouring across hoping to get amnesty and taxpayer-funded handouts from the Democrats.
Meanwhile, Big Media talking heads turn a blind eye and spend more time talking about conservative politicians going on vacation than reporting on the real news like the crisis at America’s southern border.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.