VP Harris Victory Lap on ‘The View’ Falls Apart as COVID Explodes on Set

Friday was a rough day for “The View” as two hosts were kicked off mid-show after testing positive for COVID-19 moments before Vice President Kamala Harris was slated for an in-person interview.

Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro, both of whom are fully vaccinated, were informed by production that they needed to leave the set.

“There seems to be something happening here that I’m not 100 percent aware of, can someone please appraise me of the situation?” co-host Joy Behar asked.

“Two of you to step off for a second,” a crew member said. “And we’re going to bring you back later.”

“Ana and Sunny have to leave, and we’ll tell you why — we’ll tell you why in a couple of minutes,” Behar interjected. “So should I introduce the vice president?”

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The liberal talking head then preceded to introduce Harris — but was stopped by the production team.

Behar and co-host Sara Haines continued to make awkward small talk before cutting to a commercial break.

After the break, Behar informed the audience of the situation.

“So since this is going to be a major news story any minute now,” she said, “what happened is that Sunny and Ana both apparently tested positive for COVID. No matter how hard we try, these things happen, they probably have a breakthrough case, and they’ll be OK, I’m sure, because they’re both vaccinated up the wazoo, you know, a lot of vaccines.”

According to Newsmax reporter Alex Salvi, Behar was seen coughing several times throughout the show despite not testing positive with her co-hosts.

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Shortly after the chaotic start of the show, Harris conducted the interview from another part of the building, wearing headphones because of the rushed nature of the situation.

The vice president used the softball interview, paired with the unusual situation, to promote vaccines.

“Sunny and Ana are strong women and I know they’re fine, but it really also does speak to the fact that they’re vaccinated and vaccines really make all the difference because otherwise we would be concerned about hospitalization and worse,” Harris said.

This bizarre caught-on-camera moment serves as a product of the time.

Although the interview was already going to be a free pass for Harris, the situation took some of the pressure off her performance.





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ABC Takes Victory Lap After Smeared BP Agents Are Put on Desk Duty

Border Patrol was already stretched dangerously thin but on Wednesday, ABC’s World News Tonight celebrated their job getting harder as multiple mounted agents were ordered to “administrative duties” after the rabid left and liberal media smeared them with lies about using “whips” on Haitian migrants.

As NewsBusters had documented all week, ABC anchor David Muir and correspondent Kenneth Moton were committed to parroting the ignorant White House talking point about how the images were “horrific.”

“This scene along the southern border tonight. Texas Governor Greg Abbott using state-owned vehicles to create what he’s calling a ‘steel barrier,’ with the migrant crisis on the border. And there is news tonight involving some of those Border Patrol agents seen on horseback, confronting migrants,” Muir announced in his opening tease.

Adding, when he finally got around to the segment: “And tonight, there is news on some Border Patrol agents seen in those images the White House called ‘horrific.’

Moton put off talking about the punitive action against the agents he helped to smear until the end of his report. But he began the segment by huffing about Abbott ordering State Troopers to the border in a show of force to deter would-be illegal immigrants from crossing.

 

 

“Tonight, this so-called ‘steel barrier’ of vehicles, Texas State Troopers lining the Del Rio, Texas, border, as federal authorities try to stop the migrant surge,” he whined.

Eventually, he boasted: “And tonight, amid outrage, DHS saying the mounted Border Patrol agents seen aggressively trying to stop migrants from entering Texas have now been placed on administrative duties and will have no contact with migrants pending the outcome of that ongoing investigation.”

In an update for the coverage of the CBS Evening News (which also peddled the false claims), during their Wednesday newscast, they finally dropped the story and replaced it illegals getting violent as they were being deported. “Tempers flared in Port-au-Prince as some of the deported migrants tried to rush back into the plane,” reported Manuel Bojorquez, omitting how they assaulted ICE agents and the pilots.

And on NBC Nightly News, correspondent Morgan Chesky (the only network reporter there that wasn’t pushing the false whipping claims) reported that authorities were looking to set up a facility in Guantanamo Bay.

“And tonight we’ve seen government records suggesting with a few of these migrants may go. The administration seeking a private contractor to operate a detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. With specific rules guards need to speak Spanish or Haitian Creole,” he said.

This was also noted by Bojorquez. But ABC has continued to ignore the violent illegals and the apparent plan to ship some to Gitmo.

ABC’s gloating about making Border Patrol’s job even harder was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Advil and Vicks. Their contact information is linked so you can tell them about the biased news they fund.

The relevant portions of the transcript are below, click “expand” to read:

ABC’s World News Tonight
September 22, 2021
6:31:06 p.m. Eastern [Opening tease]

DAVID MUIR: This scene along the southern border tonight. Texas Governor Greg Abbott using state-owned vehicles to create what he’s calling a “steel barrier,” with the migrant crisis on the border. And there is news tonight involving some of those Border Patrol agents seen on horseback, confronting migrants.

(…)

6:40:35 p.m. Eastern

MUIR: There are new images coming in tonight amid the surge of migrants at the border in Texas. The governor there putting in place what he calls a “steel barrier,” a fleet of state-owned vehicles meant to send a message to migrants. And tonight, there is news on some Border Patrol agents seen in those images the White House called “horrific.” ABC’s Kenneth Moton from Texas tonight.

[Cuts to video]

KENNETH MOTON: Tonight, this so-called “steel barrier” of vehicles, Texas State Troopers lining the Del Rio, Texas, border, as federal authorities try to stop the migrant surge.

(…)

6:42:14 p.m. Eastern

MOTON: And tonight, amid outrage, DHS saying the mounted Border Patrol agents seen aggressively trying to stop migrants from entering Texas have now been placed on administrative duties and will have no contact with migrants pending the outcome of that ongoing investigation.

(…)



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“1 Down, 9 To Go!” — Trump Takes Victory Lap After RINO Announces He Won’t Seek Re-Election

Trump continues to take on the RINOs in the GOP.

Trump released a statement warning the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach him.

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Here are the 10 RINOs who voted to impeach Trump:

-Rep. Liz Cheney

-Rep. Tom Rice

-Rep. Dan Newhouse

-Rep. Adam Kinzinger

-Rep. Anthony Gonzalez

-Rep. Fred Upton

-Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler

-Rep. Peter Meijer

-Rep. John Katko

-Rep. David Valadao

RINO Rep. Anthony Gonzalez announced he will not be seeking re-election.

The Daily Mail reported:

Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who voted to impeach Donald Trump and faced a brutal primary against the former president’s protege, announced that he won’t seek reelection in 2022.

Gonzalez, once a top recruit for the House GOP, announced his retirement with another denunciation of the president he once sought to boost, calling him ‘a cancer for the country.’

Gonzalez was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump following the January 6 Capitol riot. Trump was acquitted in the Senate of ‘incitement of insurrection,’ and the two-term Rep. Gonzalez ended up getting censured by his own state party.

Trump also released a statement unloading on him.

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“RINO Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, who has poorly represented his district in the Great State of Ohio, has decided to quit after enduring a tremendous loss of popularity, of which he had little, since his ill-informed and otherwise very stupid impeachment vote against the sitting President of the United States, me. This is no loss for Ohio or our Country and, most importantly, we have a great candidate who was substantially leading Gonzalez in the polls, Max Miller, who I have given my Complete and Total Endorsement. Max is a tremendous person who will represent Ohio well. Good riddance to Anthony, he can now get himself a job at ratings-dead CNN or MSDNC!”





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Motorcycling-Bagnaia sets lap record to claim pole at Aragon Grand Prix

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ALCANIZ — Francesco Bagnaia claimed his second pole of the season after setting a lap record at the Aragon Grand Prix in Alcaniz on Saturday, edging team mate Jack Miller in a Ducati one-two.

The pair were joined on the front row by world championship leader Fabio Quartararo of Yamaha while his closest challenger, Joan Mir of Suzuki, could only finish seventh fastest.

“I’m very happy, I started the weekend with a lot of questions about this track, I’ve struggled here,” Bagnaia said in a pit lane interview.

“But when I started these three days, the feeling was really great and I was happy about the bike. I improved the pace and the qualifying lap was incredible.”

Honda’s Marc Marquez, looking to win at the track for a sixth time, set the early pace but starts fourth on the grid — his best qualifying result of the season.

Marquez will be joined on the second row by Jorge Martin of Pramac Racing and Aleix Espargaro of Aprilia. Martin’s team mate Johann Zarco, who is third in the standings, starts back in 10th on the grid. (Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Ed Osmond)



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Time To Demand Accountability After Biden’s Failed Victory Lap

The first third of Joe Biden’s speech defending the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal was full of lies, blaming everyone but himself while also claiming it was a big beautiful evacuation, and done in completely bad faith.

“Mr. Biden described the evacuation as if it were a triumph, and that his Administration had planned for such a contingency in case the Afghan military collapsed. This is, literally, unbelievable. Multiple media reports have revealed that the White House was caught by surprise and preparing for vacation en masse when Kabul fell,” concluded the Wall Street Journal editorial board. “The President even had the ill grace to blame Americans for not leaving Afghanistan sooner, and Afghans for not fighting. But his own government clearly felt no urgency, as the U.S. Embassy had to frantically destroy documents in the final hours.”

The rest of the speech was not as bad — it seemed the writers were very eager to pivot to the popularity of the decision to leave itself, if not among the press or the leadership class, among the voters — which is not an unwise approach. Biden’s Republican critics would therefore be wise to focus on the former portion, not the latter. If a year from now most Americans are saying “hey, it was a mess, horrible, but he made the hard call and at least we got out”, then Biden’s spinners will have succeeded.

The way to prevent that is to sound a note that focuses dead-on on the thing that everyone is actually pissed off about: the disastrous cluster of a withdrawal that looks very much like Biden’s Katrina moment — a catastrophic failure that shakes American faith in the military authority and the capacity of our government to do their jobs. Biden’s declaration of an exceptional performance is the target, and ought to be. That’s what the families of the dead American soldiers care about — they’re not mad about leaving, they’re mad the leaving was so botched that their sons and daughters died. Their priorities should inform Republican critics.

In any Republican administration, Gen. Milley and SecState Blinken would be headed for the exits — instead, Biden maintains that they and their underlings did nothing wrong. He even has the gall to blame desperate people who foolishly believed his words about Afghan stability for not getting out sooner — maybe the most audacious deployment of a “well, but you were out late in that skirt” commentary I’ve ever heard.  It was his own falsehoods and those who parroted them that kept people there, and he’s pretending like it never happened.

A more troubling consideration than yelled-out lies would be: is Biden so delusional that he actually believes the spin he’s being given? As we see in this Reuters call, handily leaked by the Deep State, Biden’s concerns the last time he spoke to then-Afghan President Ghani was not the risk for his military, but the need to ‘change perception’.

In the call, Biden offered aid if Ghani could publicly project he had a plan to control the spiraling situation in Afghanistan … Biden lauded the Afghan armed forces, which were trained and funded by the U.S. government. “You clearly have the best military,” he told Ghani. “You have 300,000 well-armed forces versus 70-80,000 and they’re clearly capable of fighting well.”

Days later, the Afghan military started folding across provincial capitals in the country with little fight against the Taliban.

In much of the call, Biden focused on what he called the Afghan government’s “perception” problem. “I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban,” Biden said. “And there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.”

Biden told Ghani that if Afghanistan’s prominent political figures were to give a press conference together, backing a new military strategy, “that will change perception, and that will change an awful lot I think.”

The American leader’s words indicated he didn’t anticipate the massive insurrection and collapse to come 23 days later. “We are going to continue to fight hard, diplomatically, politically, economically, to make sure your government not only survives, but is sustained and grows,” said Biden.

So was Biden’s position that he was lying then, that he was misinformed, or that the people underneath him weren’t telling the truth? It would be good to know, considering that the actions that followed led directly to the deaths of hundreds of Afghans and 13 Americans. It would be good to know who made what decision at DOD about leaving behind equipment, at State about processing Afghan interpreters, at the CIA about what we knew on the ground — and if these decisionmakers have any justification for keeping their jobs.

There is one more important aspect that should be appreciated about this moment, and that is the damage it has done to Biden’s brand as an empathetic comforter. The media played this up to an insane degree during 2020, and this colossal blunder and encounters with a host of Gold Star families has done much to eliminate it. The speech didn’t help this any, in word or tone.

Nor will what comes next — images and stories from Afghanistan that would make anyone with a pro-refugee sign in front of their house hang their heads in shame. Those happen to be a lot of the same white suburban voters the Democratic Party needs to succeed, and who made a difference in 2020. Their buyer’s remorse for Biden had already been growing before this moment. Turning it around seems like an endeavor far too great for a president who seems so very small.





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The Taliban takes their victory lap. You should be furious – HotAir

I suppose this was inevitable. When I woke up this morning it was still dark outside. After making coffee, I opened up my news feed and flipped on the tv to catch up with the overnight news. What greeted me was a series of scenes of smiling Taliban fighters posing for the cameras on the tarmac of the Kabul airport. They preened as one of their spokespeople (because it’s 2021 and terrorist groups have media spokesmen now) announced that they had finally “defeated America” and that Afghanistan is now “free.”

I immediately felt ill. Taliban fighters in abandoned vehicles were racing up and down the runway like teenagers who discover that their dad left a spare set of car keys in the house when he went away on business. Meanwhile, as the Associated Press pointed out, throngs of hopeless people wandered away from the airport, realizing that nobody was coming to save them. So the war is over and it ended as horribly as you probably expected.

Taliban leaders later symbolically walked across the runway, marking their victory while flanked by fighters of the insurgents’ elite Badri unit.

“The world should have learned its lesson and this is the enjoyable moment of victory,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a livestream posted by a militant.

Later speaking to Al-Jazeera Arabic on the airport’s tarmac, Mujahid rejected having a caretaker government and insisted that Kabul remained safe.

“There will be security in Kabul and people should not be concerned,” he said.

So is the Taliban justified in declaring “victory” over the United States? As sick as it makes me feel to say it, it’s kind of hard to argue with them. When we first went in back in October of 2001, we effectively broke the back of the Taliban in a matter of days. We scattered al Qaeda to the winds and we eventually killed Osama bin Laden in 2011. If we had turned around and simply left after his body was dumped in the ocean, we could have declared victory because the original job had been accomplished.

But somewhere along the line, we decided we were going to rebuild Afghanistan in our own image. And the Taliban never really left. They just moved underground and kept fighting us and the Afghan army and government that we set up there. Allowing that condition to continue for another decade meant that we were still involved in a war. And in warfare, when one side packs up and flees, they’ve conceded defeat. So yes… I suppose we “lost.” And it’s not a good feeling.

But that doesn’t mean that the story is over. As even the AP is willing to admit, Joe Biden and his administration have a lot of questions to answer. And those answers will likely have to be delivered during congressional hearings over precisely how the troop withdrawal went so disastrously wrong. There will also be more work to be done in identifying any Americans that were left behind and getting them out, along with the thousands of Afghan helpers who are stranded there, assuming the Taliban hasn’t executed them all by then.

The war may be over, but Biden’s Afghanistan problem is not.

The president still faces daunting challenges born of the hasty end of the war, including how to help extract as many as 200 Americans and thousands of Afghans left behind, the resettlement of tens of thousands of refugees who were able to flee, and coming congressional scrutiny over how, despite increasingly fraught warnings, the administration was caught flat-footed by the rapid collapse of the Afghan government.

Through the withdrawal, Biden showed himself willing to endure what his advisers hope will be short-term pain for resisting bipartisan and international pressure to extend his Aug. 31 deadline for ending the American military evacuation effort.

Someone has to be held accountable for how badly the evacuation went and there’s really only one name on the list. It’s always easy to say that the Captain is at fault when his ship hits an iceberg, even if he was asleep in his stateroom at the time. But that wasn’t the situation here. Joe Biden was being warned for months that neither the government in Kabul nor our embassy would survive long once the troop withdrawal began. But he stubbornly insisted the opposite, preparing for long-term operations inside the Green Zone and some form of “transitional” government. It was that lack of foresight and flawed assumptions that led to the chaos we watched unfold in Afghanistan.

You don’t get to simply issue a mea culpa and go on your merry way after something like this. There are thirteen new Gold Star families and thousands of grieving, stranded Afghan helpers who are going to be looking for answers. They deserve to receive them. And Congress needs to at least temporarily take off its partisan blinders and make sure they get them.



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Biden takes victory lap after Senate passes $1T infrastructure bill

President Biden took a victory lap Tuesday after the Senate passed a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, handing the president his biggest legislative win since taking office.

“This is a moment that is beyond the headlines, beyond partisan soundbites, beyond the culture of instant outrage, disinformation, and conflict as entertainment,” Mr. Biden said in remarks from the White House. 

“This is about us doing the real hard work of governing. It is about democracy delivering for the people,” he said.

The bill cleared the upper chamber in a 69-30 vote, with 19 Republicans joining all the Democrats to pass the bill. Mr. Biden thanked the GOP lawmakers for keeping to pledge to support his agenda.

Mr. Biden singled out Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican and a political foe, for his leadership in passing the package.

“For the Republicans who supported this bill, you showed a lot of courage and I want to personally thank you for that,” he said. “You, no doubt, will disagree with me.”

The package marks the most significant investment in America’s infrastructure in years. It proposes more than $110 billion to replace and repair bridges and highways, $66 million to bolster passenger and freight rail, $55 billion to replace lead pipes across the nation, and $65 billion to strengthen the country’s power grid.

It also allocates billions in additional spending to shore up waterways and levees, expanding broadband Internet, and improving airports across the nation.

“This bill is going to put people to work modernizing our roads, our highways, and bridges so commuters and truckers don’t lose time to traffic, saving billions of dollars nationally,” Mr. Biden said, adding the bill will create good union jobs for workers.

Now the bill heads to the House where it faces opposition from both conservatives and progressives.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, said she doesn’t want to move on the bill until the Senate passes Mr. Biden‘s $3.5 human infrastructure package, which includes a Democratic wish list of items that Republicans say has nothing to do with infrastructure.

Mr. Biden called on Congress to work out a solution and pass the infrastructure package.

“I know compromise is hard for both sides, but it’s important,” he said. “It is important and necessary for democracy to be able to function.”

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VICTORY! Rand Paul Takes a Victory Lap, ROASTS Fauci Over Face Masks and ‘Vaccine Science’ – The First TV

Senator Rand Paul roasted Dr. Anthony Fauci this week after the senior Biden advisor admitted he mostly wears his face mask to set a good “example,” asking the top aide if now accepts “vaccine science.”

“Did you just discover vaccine immunology? Did you not believe it a couple of weeks ago or did you do this for show?” asked the Senator. “The science hasn’t changed. We know that when you’re vaccinated that you’re not getting it!”

“I’m just glad that Dr. Fauci has now chosen to accept vaccine science — basic vaccine science says you can’t get it after you’ve been vaccinated; that’s why we get vaccinated,” saud Paul on Newsmax.

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Trump takes ‘Trump vaccine’ victory lap: ‘Great accomplishment’ for himself, his administration

Former President Trump took credit Thursday for fast-tracking the development and delivery of the coronavirus “Trump vaccine” that has saved millions of lives around the world and put the nation on a path toward a return to normalcy.

Mr. Trump said he will never get credit for the leadership he showed in pushing the FDA to approve a vaccine because the mainstream media is “corrupt” and will never give him a “fair shake.”

“The vaccine works and it is really a great accomplishment of the Trump administration and myself,” Mr. Trump said on 77 ABC News.

Mr. Trump said that the Biden administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were slow to announce that fully vaccinated people can stop wearing their masks and ignore physical distancing both outdoors and indoors.

“It has taken a long time, and it is frankly surprising that he did it at all,” he said. “It could have been done a long time ago.”

Mr. Trump’s shadow still looms large over the Republican Party. 

In recent weeks, he has been more aggressive in seeking to inject himself in the national conversation.

Mr. Trump launched a new “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” blog and issued a growing number of statements attacking Mr. Biden and political rivals, including Republicans.

Still, he has had far less visibility since he lost the election and moved from the White House to his Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida.

Mr. Trump lost his direct line to tens of millions of followers after Facebook and Twitter banned him after he insisted the 2020 election was stolen and a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol to protest President Biden’s victory.

Nate Silver, founder and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, said on ABC News that Mr. Trump was mentioned anywhere between 7 million to 50 million times per week before his social media ban and now he is mentioned 3 million times per week.

Mr. Silver said a key driver of the falloff is the simple fact that Mr. Trump is no longer president.

On Thursday, Mr. Trump said he was happy that Rep. Liz Cheney was ousted as House GOP conference chair over her refusal to dial back her criticism of the former president and his stolen election claims.

Mr. Trump repeated his “fraudulent election” claims, and said Ms. Cheney, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, will lose reelection next year.

“She’s a loser,” Mr. Trump said. “The people can’t stand her.”

As for Mr. Biden, Mr. Trump said the 46h president has made a mess of the economy and the U.S.-Mexico border, where he said “killers,” “rapists,” and “drug dealers” are pouring into the country.

Mr. Trump blamed Mr. Biden for increasing gas prices and for the recent Israeli-Palestinian hostilities.

“The border gets an ‘F’ that is easy and overall we are becoming a socialist country and that is no good because all socialist countries fail,” Mr. Trump said. “It is actually crazy to watch.”

“Everything is collapsing,” he said.

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DHS takes a victory lap as border facility emptied of unaccompanied minors – HotAir

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is touting an empty facility in Donna, Texas as proof that the administration has a handle on the border crisis. But the surge of unaccompanied minors being detained at the southern border hasn’t ended, and the children are being moved from one detention facility to others. The Biden administration is becoming more adept at moving the children out of temporary custody on the border.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is a sign that the border is under control. The flood of migrants arriving at the southern border continues. The Biden administration was called out by politicians in March when they were finally able to tour a facility in Donna, Texas that was extremely overcrowded with unaccompanied minors. Video filmed during a visit from several Republican lawmakers, including Senators Cruz and Cornyn, at the facility showed the horror of children crammed together, covered with foil emergency blankets. At the time, a Biden administration staffer tried to stop the filming inside the facility.

DHS Secretary Mayorkas showed photos of empty ‘pods’ that formerly held the children who were packed in shoulder to shoulder.

The Department of Homeland Security announced that as of Saturday, there were just 677 children in CBP custody, an 88% drop from March 28 when more than 5,700 children were in custody. The presentation by DHS included a series of before-and-after photos of a processing facility in Donna, Texas.

“In March, we faced a critical challenge at our border,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement. “The men and women if DHS have been working tirelessly over the past several weeks to respond and rebuild. Their efforts have produced dramatic results – results that ensure the safety and security of both the migrants we encounter and the American people.”

The pods in Donna may be empty now but it is because the children have been moved out of the facility and into ones operated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The children are required to be moved from border patrol facilities into HHS facilities and the Biden administration is even moving them onto military bases for housing. DHS is so desperate to move the unaccompanied minors away from the border that it is paying travel expenses for sponsors to come for the children, many of whom are illegal migrants themselves.

The numbers continue to increase, regardless of what the White House press secretary says and who she blames for the crisis. Jen Psaki continues to gaslight the press corps that it was the Trump administration’s policies that created the flood of migrants rushing to the southern border.

A quick look at numbers provided by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows that Psaki is living in an alternative reality. For example, in October 2020, while Trump was still in office, the number of encounters between border patrol agents and illegal migrants is listed as 71,945. In March 2021, the number is listed as 172,331. The number of encounters began to rise as migrants took Joe Biden seriously as he declared he would end deportations and deliver on a promise of issuing blanket amnesty for millions of illegal migrants living in the United States. It continues today, despite Psaki’s happy talk.

“The amount of time children spend in CBP custody is down 75 percent from 131 hours at the end of March to under 30 hours now,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.

“Clearly we’re not done, there is a lot of work ahead,” she added.

Officials at the border encountered more than 172,000 migrants in March, including a historic number of unaccompanied children. Those numbers appear set to have stayed the same in April.

Where’s Kamala? Shouldn’t she have been available to talk about the shift of unaccompanied minors from one large detention facility into other facilities? She is supposed to be the border czar, after all. Kamala, you may not be surprised to learn, is blaming the crisis at the border on climate change. Because, of course, she is.

She says she is more concerned with working on the root causes of illegal migration. She is in favor of sending millions of dollars in aid to Northern Triangle countries. That is a status quo solution that was used for decades with little success. Trump ended much of the aid and chose to work with the governments of the countries to help control the flow of people to the border. In order to own Trump, the Biden administration wants to go back to what wasn’t working instead of keeping policies and agreements in place that were working, especially the Remain-in-Mexico policy.

Noting that the residents of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are “our neighbors in the Western Hemisphere,” Harris said the US needs to help them.

She said she’s met with cabinet officials, including Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield, and foreign leaders about investing in the Northern Triangle countries.

“So this is the work that we need to do. It will not be fixed overnight. Look, if this were easy, it would have been fixed a long time ago. It’s not a new issue. But we are prepared to make the investment and to get in there for the long haul, to do what is necessary to address the reasons people flee,” she said.

When a Democrat talks about investments, hold on to your wallet. The solution to every problem is always to throw more taxpayer money at it, regardless of the effectiveness of doing so. Kamala even randomly mentioned Ireland and Finland as two countries with whom she has reached out for help with Northern Triangle countries. You can’t make this stuff up. If she is serious about border security and the humanitarian crisis at the border, which is questionable, she should simply take a trip to border states and see the situation for herself. She should travel to the southern border in Texas and Arizona in particular. Otherwise, no one should take her seriously. The illegal migrants do not.





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