Doocy Crushed Psaki With Class: Why Does Biden Have' Confidence In Kamala Harris?'
Let's just begin by saying that Kamala Harris has done squat to help with the border crisis or anything, really. Harris's only real duty at this point was to gain control of the overspilling borders and when pressed, White House Press Sec Jen Psaki wasn't able to name one single accomplishment she has made, thus far.
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy nailed it during Wednesday's press briefing, asking Psaki why Biden has any confidence in her at all.
Doocy: "Okay. And a question about immigration. Does the President still have confidence that the Vice President can get to the bottom of root causes of migration?
Psaki: He absolutely does and is grateful for her work in doing exactly that.
Psaki: Why does he have confidence? Or — should I — should I give you an update on a couple of the things we’ve done?
Doocy: Well — so, does the President — what gives the President confidence when he sees that March 2022 has 28 percent more migrant encounters at the border than March 2021, when she got this assignment?
[Just a fair warning: Psaki is about to dance all around the issue and get absolutely nowhere. As per usual, Psaki promises Doocy that she will get to his question, but babbles her way around it.]
Psaki: Well, you asked me about root causes — right? — so let me address that first and what the Vice President and other members of the administration who have been working with her have been doing.
So we’ve been working with source and transit coun- — countries in the region to facilitate the quick return of individuals who previously resided in those countries, as well as to stem migration in its state. Some of that is getting agreements with partner countries on migration-related matters, and that’s something that the Vice President has been deeply engaged with.
I’d also note that Secretary Mayorkas — who, of course, has worked with her on this — traveled to Costa Rica recently, where he joined the President of Costa Rica in announcing a bilateral migration agreement outlining our shared commitment to both manage migrant flows, as well as to promote — promote economic growth in the region.
And we also are maintaining a close partnership between the government of Mexico and the United States to stem irregular migration.
So, there are — what “addressing root causes” means is working with countries in the region to take steps to have partnership, be able to have people sent back to the region as needed. "
Psaki drummed on this way, no answer question directly, per usual. You can read the full transcript of that briefing on the White House's website but I assure you—It was just more of the same.