On Tuesday during a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was hammered after the Biden administration opened up a detention camp to lock up Mexican children at the southern border.
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy called out Psaki and the Biden administration for their blatant hypocrisy on the matter considering her administration has repeatedly bashed the Trump administration for taking the same action in the past.
“So it’s a temporary reopening during COVID-19,” she said. “Our 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.”
“But it’s the same facility that was open for a month in the Trump administration. Summer 2019, that is when Joe Biden said, under Trump, there have been horrifying scenes at the border of kids being kept in cages,” Doocy hammered. “And Kamala Harris said, basically babies in cages is a human rights abuse being committed by the United States government. So how is this any different than that?”
“We very much feel that way. These are facilities, let me be clear here, one, there’s a pandemic going on,” she replied. “I’m sure you’re not suggesting that we have children right next to each other in ways that are not COVID safe, are you?”
“I’m suggesting that Kamala Harris said that this facility, putting people in this facility, was a human rights abuse committed by the United States government and Joe Biden said, under Trump there have been horrifying scenes at the border of kids being kept in cages,” Doocy said. “Now it’s not under Trump, it’s under Biden.”
“This is not kids being kept in cages,” Psaki responded. “This is kids, this is a facility that was opened, that’s going to follow the same standards as other HHS facilities, It is not a replication, certainly not, that’s never our intention of replicating the immigration policies of the past administration, but we are in a circumstance where we are not going to expel unaccompanied minors at the border, that would be inhumane. That is not what we are going to do here as an administration.”
Peter Doocy just asked why Biden is opening up new "cages" for children at the border when he and Kamala referred to it as "human rights abuse" in 2019 when Trump was in office.@PressSec then repeatedly lied, blamed COVID-19, and claimed it is different when Biden does it. pic.twitter.com/IQuGRnwmi6— Caleb Hull (I'm With the CCP Don't Ban Me) (@CalebJHull) February 23, 2021
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