President Joe Biden managed to slip a rare expression of truth past his handlers, when he acknowledged after a bipartisan event with various mayors at the White House that the U.S. border has been allowed to go unsecured.
“I haven't believed it for the last ten years” that the border is secure, “and I've said it for the last ten years, give me the money,” Biden told reporters on Friday, in uncharacteristically honest remarks about the state of the border, which stand in stark contrast to statements made by other members of his administration.
On Wednesday, Fox News aired an extensive montage of Biden officials declaring the border secure, dating as far back as 2021. Vice President Kamala Harris previously told NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press in September 2022 that “we have a secure border in that, that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration.” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre recently affirmed Harris’ comments, declaring “we agree that the border is secure.”
Jean-Pierre proceeded to contradict her previous assessment in response to Biden’s unscripted commentary, when she stated, “we have an issue at the border, and we need to deal with it, and we have to act now. There's an urgent need.” Jean-Pierre’s admission of urgent need is supported by the alarming statistics and video evidence emerging from the border.
Compared to December 2022, arrests of illegal migrants at the border increased by 13 percent in December 2023, representing a new all-time high for arrests of illegals at the border. Videos taken by reporters on the scene also show migrants streaming across the border, without any resistance from law enforcement.
The admission of the porousness of the U.S.-Mexico border comes as conservatives have begun to take action against the Biden Administration for its neglect of the border crisis.
Texas has continued to fortify its border with the support and even material assistance of other Republican-led states even after the Supreme Court backed the Biden Administration’s push to remove razor wire from a crossing area in Eagle Pass.
Furthermore, House Republicans recently made the decision to compose articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas due to his "willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law" by failing to prevent or address the flood of illegal migrants crossing the southern border.
Of course, the cause of Biden’s sudden burst of truthfulness is unclear. Did the septuagenarian president have a moment of clarity, or did his handlers simply let him too far off the leash? Americans may never know.