White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked on Tuesday why the situation at the border is any different under Biden, when it isn’t.
She twisted herself in knots, trying to insist that kids are being kept in a ‘facility’ and not cages.
This is just gaslighting. Democrats think they can lie to the entire country by simply changing the wording. What a joke.
FOX News reports:
Psaki defends reopening of migrant facility for children under Biden: ‘This is not kids being kept in cages’
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday defended the reopening of a migrant facility at the border for children under the Biden administration, saying it is a “temporary reopening” amid the COVID-19 pandemic as she was pressed on the president’s past comments during the Trump administration on such facilities.
Psaki was asked by Fox News why the Biden administration was reopening a facility for migrant children in Texas — considering President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ history railing against facilities for migrant children while Donald Trump was president. She replied that their policy is “not to expel unaccompanied children who arrive at the border.”
“The process, how it works, is that Customs and Border control continue to transfer unaccompanied children to the HHS office of Refugee Resettlement,” Psaki explained, adding that “can take a couple of days.”
Psaki said that due to COVID-19 protocols, the social distancing requirements and capacity limits at Refugee Resettlement Shelters have “been significantly reduced, because, of course, you can’t have a child in every bed.”
Psaki said that it is a “temporary reopening during COVID-19,” and that the administration’s “intention is very much to close it, but we want to ensure that we can follow COVID protocols as unaccompanied minors come into the United States.”