We reported Monday on some pretty insane claims being made by various White House officials regarding matters directly related to the ongoing southern border crisis.
There was press secretary Jen Psaki, who told Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy the White House had a COVID assessment policy that was working at the border in part because Title 42 was still in place.
“We are expelling individuals based on Title 42, specifically because of COVID, because we want to prevent a scenario where large numbers of people are gathering,” she stated.
Then later there was Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas proclaiming that “our borders are not open,” easily a contender for the “lie of the year.”
As noted yesterday, Doocy’s colleague Bill Melugin wasted no time in knocking down Mayorkas’ claim, stating that “I can tell you that is a tough pill for border agents to swallow. They talk to us off the record and they roll their eyes,” and then gesturing to the thousands of illegal immigrants camped out at the Del Rio, Texas/Mexico border behind him as evidence that Mayorkas was being dishonest.
He also debunked Psaki’s claim, noting that it’s “not always” true that migrants are expelled under Title 42. “Tens of thousands have been released,” he reported while confirming during a live segment that there were “no vaccine mandates” and there was “no COVID testing” going on at the southern border.
Unfortunately for the Biden White House, their official narratives about the deteriorating situation at the border continue to crumble as even CNN is not letting them get by on not calling out the out of control disaster for what it is:
CNN calls out DHS Secretary Mayorkas for refusing to say the border is in crisis.
"What is the reticence to call something that is so clearly a crisis, a crisis?" pic.twitter.com/iSFUA5mATu
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 21, 2021
Melugin, too, weighed in again, correcting Psaki on her bizarre statement about foreign nationals being treated differently than migrants on COVID testing and proof of vaccination because migrants are “not intending to stay here for a lengthy period of time”:
If anyone in the White House actually came down here and spoke to some migrants, they would realize these people have zero intention of leaving the US & every intention of trying to stay permanently. You don’t travel that far to spend a day or two in Del Rio & then leave. https://t.co/4W60UcI6W5
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 21, 2021
In short, the lies being uttered by this White House about the border crisis are being debunked rapid-fire now, almost before they can even tell them. While Melugin has been a consistent media force against the Biden administration’s routine gaslighting on the border crisis going back months, CNN is a new participant in the reality checks, proving once again that even the Biden Apologist News Network has its limits as to what they’ll accept at face value from the Biden team.
When you’re a Democrat and you’ve lost CNN…