House Speaker Democrat Nancy Pelosi attempted to cover up for Joe Biden’s mess on the southern border – claiming that President Trump is the one to blame for the chaotic scene.
On Sunday, Pelosi appeared on ABC suggesting that President Biden inherited a “broken system” from the previous administration. “This is a humanitarian challenge to all of us,” Pelosi stated.
“What the administration has inherited is a broken system at the border, and they are working to correct that in the children’s interest,” she said, adding that the Biden administration is putting into effect “a transition from what was wrong before to what is right.”
Pelosi added that she is “so pleased” that Biden has sent the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the border to help handle the influx of migrants.
On Saturday, the Department of Homeland Security ordered FEMA to assist border authorities for the next 90 days and “help receive, shelter and transport the children” who have crossed into the U.S. illegally.
The number of children detained at the border has tripled to a record high since Biden was sworn in, with close to 4,000 migrant children currently in Border Patrol custody. Due to the high numbers of children currently showing up at the border, some children have been kept in Border Patrol custody longer than the maximum 72 hours.
Pelosi also went on to mention somehow that “climate change” has played a role in the surge of migrants at the border – arguing that droughts in Central American countries have spurred migrants to attempt to illegally enter the U.S.
“There are many reasons that go into this, but the fact is, we have to deal with it at the border,” Pelosi said.
Democrat Rep. Veronica Escobar representing El Paso seemingly fell in line with Pelosi to defend Biden’s border disaster – also blaming the Trump administration’s hardline immigration for the crisis at the border.
“This is not something that happened as a result of Joe Biden becoming president,” Escobar said Sunday on CNN. “We saw the increases dating back almost a year, and this was during the Trump administration.”
“What we are seeing today is the consequence of four years of dismantling every system in place to address this with humanity and compassion,” Escobar added.
Nearly 30,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the southern border in February, close to the total number of unaccompanied minors who crossed last year. Meanwhile, more than 100,000 people were apprehended crossing the border illegally last month, an increase of 28 percent from January.
Meanwhile, Biden has scrapped several of the Trump administration’s border policies, including the “Remain in Mexico” policy, which required that migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. cross back over the border and wait in Mexico until their immigration court date.
Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy revealed the truth on Sunday, which is that the Biden administration shoulders the blame “entirely” for the border crisis, and warned that the current situation is dangerous for migrant children.
“When people think they can get in, they begin sending their unaccompanied child across Mexico, where she may be kidnapped and trafficked,” Cassidy stated.