People on Twitter called White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre a liar Wednesday after she said that President Biden had been to the southern border.
During the White House press briefing, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy brought up the topic and asked Jean-Pierre if Biden would accept House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) invitation to go to the southern border with him.
“We know the president’s never been down to the border. The possible next speaker says that he wants [Biden] to go with him. So, is he going to?” Doocy inquired.
“He’s been there. He’s been to the border. And since he took office…” Jean-Pierre said.
Doocy asked Jean-Pierre when Biden went to the border, but Jean-Pierre didn’t answer. Instead, he attacked Republicans for not wanting to work with the president.
Several people on Twitter attacked the clip right away, pointing out that Biden hasn’t been to the border at all since he became president.
Narrator: President Biden has not been to the border. https://t.co/odylS18OBk
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) November 30, 2022
Pradheep Shanker, who writes for National Review, said, “She gets caught in lies daily, it’s amazing.”
“Categorically false. He has never stopped at the southern border in his entire career,” Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., wrote.
Karine Jean-Pierre FACT CHECK:
Joe Biden has NOT been to the southern border HE OPENED since he has been president.
— James Bradley (@JamesBradleyCA) November 30, 2022
Jerry Dunleavy of the Washington Examiner wrote, “The only time Biden has conceivably ‘been to the border’ was during a very brief 2008 drive-by when he landed at El Paso airport and rode in a motorcade to the suburb of Las Cruces, with the route there hugging the U.S.-Mexico border for a few minutes.
Diana Glebova, a reporter for Dally Caller who covers the White House, said, “Jen Psaki told reporters that the last time Biden was at the border was when he drove by in 2008.”
Doocy asked Psaki about the same thing in October 2021. At the time, Psaki brought up the fact that Biden had driven past the El Paso border in 2008 while campaigning for Barack Obama.
Psaki added, “But, the most important thing everyone should know and understand is that the president has worked on these issues throughout his entire career and is well-versed in every aspect of our immigration system, including the border — that includes when he was vice president.”
In August, Jean-Pierre got into trouble when he told Doocy that illegal immigrants did not walk across the border, even though many pictures and videos showed the opposite.
Even so, fact-checkers didn’t say anything to Jean-Pierre, and they haven’t said much since she became press secretary.
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