One specific complaint against COVID-19 mandates that is thrown around on Fox News frequently is that President Biden supports “open borders” and are allowing undocumented immigrants to pour over the border without requiring them to be vaccinated. When Peter Doocy tried to discuss the actual policy of the Biden administration in a White House press conference on Wednesday, press secretary Jen Psaki shot down that theory entirely.
Doocy points out there’s “Democratic control of Congress” & “many months in office,” but “you have not even tried” to pass immigration.
Psaki: “That's not actually true. There's been a — Peter, just — just factual here, there’s been a bill proposed, first day in office.” pic.twitter.com/Q8XKzM1awr
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 22, 2021
Doocy tried saying that Democrats had accused ex-President Donald Trump of passing “inhumane” policies while using the same policy Trump did to expel undocumented immigrants, and asked why it’s okay for Democrats to use Title 42 when they protested Trump’s immigration policy. Psaki reminded Doocy that, since Biden doesn’t have an open border policy, he has relied on a law that governs how immigrants can be accepted or expelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Doocy responded by saying:
‘you keep using Title 42 to defend this administration’s immigration policies, that is a Trump-era regulation. You guys came in saying that the Trump-era immigration policy was very inhumane.
Psaki dismissed his question, saying:
‘Title 42 is not an immigration policy.
He tried again to pose a “gotcha” question, saying Democrats had not “even tried” to do anything about immigration.
‘Unified Democratic control of Congress, many months in office, you have not even tried.’
Again, Psaki made a fool of him.
‘That’s not actually true. Peter, just factual here. There’s been a bill proposed first day in office, steps were proposed as part of the reconciliation process. The parliamentarian rejected that proposal. We’re going back and proposing new options.’
Psaki to Doocy: “It is not the same thing. These are individuals we noted and discussed we are expelling individuals based on Title 42, specifically because of COVID…”https://t.co/DJSLMiFJdr via @politicususa
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) September 20, 2021
Twitter was quick to offer their thoughts on the exchange, particularly Doocy’s seemingly endless desire to be embarrassed by Biden’s press secretary.. Read some of those comments below: