Hypocrisy: Psaki Defends Putting 'Kids In Cages' At The Border: It's Now 'Humane And Moral'
During Trump's time in the White House, a photo that showed immigrant children in cages started to circulate around the web claiming that the President was 'putting kids in cages. The only issue was the photo was taken during the Obama administration- something the left-wing media still ignores today and Democrats just keep riding that wave of misinformation.
Well, since Biden announced a free-for-all at the border, the massive influx of children being abandoned by the US border has begun to climb and the once deceased issue has risen again. What to do with the unaccompanied children? Of course, they reopened the detention centers. Because Biden made such a show of closing the facilities, even liberals criticized his sudden flip on the policy.
During a White House press briefing, press secretary Jen Psaki defended the reopening saying that it's now "the only humane and moral thing to do".
"We've made a policy decision as an administration that the humane and moral approach is to keep these kids safe and get them into facilities that are safe," Psaki stated, adding, "It is an area of policy discussion, how will we continue to accommodate, in a safe and humane way, these kids."
"Our objective remains moving them as quickly as possible out of the Border Patrol facilities," she continued. "[But] in order to do that, we need to have shelter facilities that are safe, that have access to educational resources, legal resources, health, and medical resources, and we need to ensure that we have the capacity to do that."
Republicans have continued to hammer the administration on the matter, pointing to not only the influx of migrants but also linking it to the Biden reversals of Trump-era policies. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Sunday highlighted Biden's ending of diplomatic agreements like MPP and others with Northern Triangle countries.
"And that's why we have this surge," Johnson said on "Fox News Live" on Sunday. "And we've got a huge incentive now for people to come to this country. And we're only seeing the beginning of it. This is going to be a disaster."
Jen Psaki just admitted to putting more kids into cages at the border and explained that it is a "policy decision as an administration." pic.twitter.com/U9ZUNXm99S
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 8, 2021