I swear it looked like Shelby Talcott from the DailyCaller broke the White House Press Secretary with two extremely innocent questions. The first question was, “if the administration can just detail some tangible examples of the actions in addressing the root causes of migration,” that will actually make a difference. She was referring to the surge in migrants at the southern border.
A fair question that’s far from being a ‘hard-ball…
Talcott followed up with her second question, “what specific causes — root causes is the vice president currently addressing to help curb Haitian migration from places like Chile and Brazil?”
Neither question should have flipped Jen Psaki on her head but the Press Secretary went on a weird tangent about Republicans:
Press Secretary Psaki:
“Well, I think, as the vice president and the president have both conveyed, this is going to be a long-term effort. And what the focus is on is addressing root causes like corruption, like economic circumstances that are impacting people and prompting them to want to come to the United States.
So that requires working with governments both to put in place new migration proceedings and processes, or limitations, sometimes at borders. We’ve seen some impacts of those over the course of the last several months.
It also includes providing assistance and engaging closely with these leaders on what steps can be taken. And the vice president has been deeply engaged in this.
But, again, as it relates to Haiti, as it relates to our broken immigration system, the clear step that needs to be taken is an immigration bill needs to pass Congress. It’s a broken system — one that is ineffective; one that is not moral, in many cases, at this point in time. It’s long overdue.
There are a lot of Republicans out there giving speeches about how outraged they are about the situation at the border; not many who are putting forward solutions or steps that we could take. So, we’re a little tired of the speeches. We’d like to partner on solutions and working together to address this problem that has not been partisan in the past.”
.@DailyCaller's @ShelbyTalcott: "We know that the Vice President has been tasked with addressing the root causes of migration…I'm wondering if the administration can just detail some tangible examples of the actions in addressing root causes….that have had an actual impact" pic.twitter.com/DjQtVZDmcF
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 24, 2021
I think what Psaki is trying to say here is that she is sick of Republicans keeping tabs on the failures and inhumane practices of this administration. Or maybe, Psaki is just tired of constantly needing a new excuse to explain away the deranged Biden’s broken policies?
I wouldn’t be surprised if the White House gets a new Press Secretary by 2022. I certainly wouldn’t want her job and wouldn’t blame her if she quit.