KJP Says Republicans Are 'Fighting To Defund Border Patrol' - Hint? They Aren't

Brittany M. Hughes | April 25, 2023
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At the end of the day, it was Karine Jean-Pierre’s relationship that landed her the job as White House Press Secretary.

No, not that relationship - although checking more than one “diversity” box on the Biden administration’s wish list likely didn’t hurt. No, I’m talking about KJP’s relationship with the truth. Which is to say, she has none.

In this latest chapter of White House, Gray Facts comes Jean-Pierre’s repeated claim that Republicans want to slash some 2,000 border agents from the government’s roster, leaving our border even more unsecure than it…already…is?

Let’s start with her claim.

“[Republicans] are fighting to put fentanyl on the street by defunding border patrol,” KJP hilariously claimed from the pulpit podium Tuesday, ranting that “The only things House Republicans are committed to giving Americans are increased crime, lower economic growth, and more manufacturing jobs sent back to China."


Jean-Pierre appears to be referring to a recent left-wing claim that Republicans in Congress – you know, the ones who the left’s spent years blasting as Nazis for trying to secure the U.S. border? Yeah, those guys – are actively seeking to eliminate 2,000 border agent positions. Which is a fact-bereft load of bull so steamy that even Newsweek rated it as false…a month ago. But that hasn’t stopped KJP from blathering it anyway, largely based on the White House’s allegation that budget cuts proposed by the House Freedom Caucus would lead to some 2,000 border agents being axed – a hypothetical consequence that would have far more to do with how the administration allocates money.

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It's also an accusation that, aside from being patently false, is awfully rich coming from an administration that’s overseen the most record-shattering influx of illegal aliens in recent U.S. history, clocking in at more than 2 million last year alone.

If the White House is looking for new lines to peddle, they might want to start with how they plan on dealing with crippling inflation the resulting increase in unemployment claims. The border security soapbox has already been taken. 

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