Pelosi Defends Biden Over Border Crisis: He’s ‘Not Quite Two Months’ in Office
'They are addressing it, and it will improve'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Joe Biden was blameless for the current border crisis, putting it down to him not being in office long.
“The president has been in office not quite two months,” Pelosi said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“They are addressing it, and it will improve,” she said but failed to offer any evidence to support her claim.
She continued, “we are all impatient when it comes to unaccompanied children at the border."
“As far as the children are concerned, you can imagine me as a mother of five every minute that a parent is separated from a child to me is a crisis,” Pelosi said.
“So we want this to move along expeditiously.”
The crisis at the border is becoming worse by the day under Biden as more and more children are arriving on their own.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn said Biden’s “open border policy” was an “invitation” for illegal immigration, human smuggling, and sex trafficking.
“What we are seeing is a true surge at the border,” Blackburn said on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
“It is a crisis, and this is a crisis of the Biden administration’s making."
“When President Biden basically said our border is open — you’re not going to be deported, you’re not going to be turned away — people saw that as receiving an engraved invitation to come to the U.S. to get in line and try to get the benefits.”
Earlier this week, Pelosi blamed Trump's policies for the crisis at the border.
"What the administration has inherited is a broken system at the border, and they are working to correct that in the children’s interest."
"I’m so pleased that the president, as a temporary measure, has sent FEMA to the border to help facilitate the children going from one 72-hour issue where they are cared for as they are transferred into family homes or homes that are safe for them to be."
Donald Trump later warned that Joe Biden's border policies are “destroying our country” and predicted the current crisis would worsen.
“My policies were working better than they’ve ever seen on the southern border.
"But they’re destroying our country,” Trump continued.
“People are coming by the hundreds of thousands. Young children are coming in, and they leave their homes, and they come up because they think it’s going to be so wonderful, and frankly, our country can’t handle it.”