Psaki: ‘We’re A Little Tired Of’ Republicans Criticizing Us For Biden’s Border Crisis

On Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki lamented Republican criticism of the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis that has erupted over the last several months, saying that the administration was “a little tired of the speeches.”

Psaki made the remarks while answering a question from Daily Caller White House correspondent Shelby Talcott. Talcott asked Psaki if the administration could point to “tangible examples” of success that Vice President Kamala Harris’ alleged work in addressing the border crisis has had.

Psaki responded by claiming that it was going to be “a long-term effort” addressing the root causes of migration, like corruption and economic difficulties, before blaming “our broken immigration system.”

“There are a lot of Republicans out there giving speeches about how outraged they are about the situation at the border; not many who are putting forward solutions or steps that we could take,” Psaki claimed. “So, we’re a little tired of the speeches. We’d like to partner on solutions and working together to address this problem that has not been partisan in the past.”

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SHELBY TALCOTT, THE DAILY CALLER: Thanks. So, we know that the vice president has been tasked with addressing the root causes of migration. A Democratic congressman from Texas told CNN yesterday that the vice president’s trip to Mexico and Central America had no impact. So, first, I’m wondering if the administration can just detail some tangible examples of the actions in addressing the root causes of migration that have had a tangible, you know — an actual impact.

And then, secondly, what specific causes — root causes is the vice president currently addressing to help curb Haitian migration from places like Chile and Brazil?

JEN PSAKI, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: Well, I think, as the vice president and the president have both conveyed, this is going to be a long-term effort. And what the focus is on is addressing root causes like corruption, like economic circumstances that are impacting people and prompting them to want to come to the United States.

So that requires working with governments both to put in place new migration proceedings and processes, or limitations, sometimes at borders. We’ve seen some impacts of those over the course of the last several months.

It also includes providing assistance and engaging closely with these leaders on what steps can be taken. And the vice president has been deeply engaged in this.

But, again, as it relates to Haiti, as it relates to our broken immigration system, the clear step that needs to be taken is an immigration bill needs to pass Congress. It’s a broken system — one that is ineffective; one that is not moral, in many cases, at this point in time. It’s long overdue.

There are a lot of Republicans out there giving speeches about how outraged they are about the situation at the border; not many who are putting forward solutions or steps that we could take. So, we’re a little tired of the speeches. We’d like to partner on solutions and working together to address this problem that has not been partisan in the past.

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OntopofoldBaldy

BUILD. THE. WALL!

patricia

absolutely!

greenbeenie

Yeah all you mean republicans who just make speeches are just being mean, not like the commiecrats who instead of stepping up to help the country spent every waking minute devising means to harm President Trump and by extension the country. Shame on you mean republicans.

kentchandler

It isn’t just Republicans criticizing you dumba*ses! This is Biden’s fault! Own it!

Peter

Stop making excuses for your inept boss (not my president). You sound as stupid as he does. Impeach that whole administration. What replaces him will be a stupid as he is.

Scott

If you are tired of it, get off your a*s and do something about it!

Ken Weinkauf

Out of spite, Biden reverses the only policy that has worked to curb illegal immigration in over 50 years, just because Trump did it. And somehow this is the Republican’s fault, Psucky? Give me a break!

David Paul

I love how democrats always say “well republicans are not fixing the problem.” They said the same thing with healthcare when Obama was president. I can’t help but think – it is not the republicans job to continually fix the messes dems make

mud

such an absurd article it is laughable! by the way is it just me or doesn’t she look like “she” might have been meant to be a man? just sayin!