78-year-old Joe Biden seemingly admitted on Tuesday that his administration does not have the U.S.-Mexico border “under control” when pressed by a reporter over the subject.
Biden made the comments during a brief interaction with reporters at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. The U.S. southern border has faced record-setting border crossings since soon after Biden gained office in January, Daily Caller reported.
“We will get it under control”, Joe Biden claimed without elaborating.
REPORTER: “Mr. President, what's your reaction to the images coming from the southern border?"
BIDEN: "Get it under control"
REPORTER: “Get it under control or you have it under control?”
BIDEN: "We will get it under control" pic.twitter.com/BnB8OdIFA2
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 21, 2021
Newsmax’s Emerald Robinson reports:
President Biden's aides have done everything they can to try to protect him from answering questions about the border crisis. @EmeraldRobinson reports from the United Nations. @HeatherChilders @BobSellersTV https://t.co/VlT7z8v2lm pic.twitter.com/ARSzjOwFUk
— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 21, 2021
Meanwhile, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Monday claimed in part “our borders are not open”, during a press briefing:
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas: "Our borders are not open.” pic.twitter.com/pLk6DnYlec
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 20, 2021
Mayorkas later refused to admit fault during a Senate hearing on Tuesday for the crisis at the southern border.
During @HawleyMO’s questioning, Sec Mayorkas denies that he or President Biden are responsible for the humanitarian crisis at the border. Today’s “root cause” is “misinformation.” #BidenBorderCrisis pic.twitter.com/Yu0oLaIkuM
— CPAC 2022 (@CPAC) September 21, 2021
In July, Mayorkas promised he had "a plan" to get the #BidenBorderCrisis under control.
"When is your plan going to work?" asks @HawleyMO
Amidst record breaking illegal border crossings and the disaster in Del Rio, Mayorkas says their plan "is, in fact, working."
What?! 🤨🤯 pic.twitter.com/zIXWdp9l9Q
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) September 21, 2021
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that Mayorkas went to the border for a “photo op” to “attempt to save face for Joe Biden and his administration’s failures”.
Sec. Mayorkas went on yet another photo-op visit today to South Texas in an attempt to save face for Joe Biden and his administration’s failures.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 20, 2021
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday urged Biden and Mayorkas to “immediate put a stop to these expulsions”, calling it “hateful and xenophobic Trump policies”.
SCHUMER: "I urge President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas to immediately put a stop to these expulsions…We cannot continue these hateful and xenophobic Trump policies that disregard our refugee laws."pic.twitter.com/NjyKo6vq03
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 21, 2021
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