The White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, criticized the measures taken by the GOP Governor from Texas, Greg Abbott, to control the chaos at the Southern border.
This Thursday, Jean-Pierre called Abbott’s actions “political stunts.”
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On Thursday last week, Abbott designated his border czar to execute the measures to prohibit illegal border crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border, which has gone through the roof under the Biden administration.
Jean-Pierre pressed that such measures were nothing more than a political stunt while claiming it was Joe Biden’s policies that actually “made a difference.”
Jean-Pierre told reporters:
“Look, [Abbott] is gonna take whatever action he’s going to take. We’re not about political stunts; we’re about dealing with a real issue and taking action. That’s what you’ve seen from this president these last two years; that’s what you’ve seen from the president most recently, and now you’re seeing border measures that actually [have] made a difference.”
She further added:
“The president walked in on day one and proposed an immigration reform and is asking Republicans, instead of doing political stunts, to come and help him deal with an issue.”
According to the statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, during the first two years of the Biden era, the U.S. repeatedly faced a massive rise in encounters from 101,000 in February 2021 to 251,000 in December 2022.
Earlier in January this year, Biden made his first visit to the chaotic Southern border, but several border officials slammed him and stated, “it was too little, too late.”
Even Democrats like the New York City Mayor, Eric Adams, have also been very critical of Biden’s negligent handling of the border issues.
On the contrary, the GOP believes that the only way to make Democrats realize their careless handling of the border crisis is by moving the migrants to major “blue” cities.