White House Jen Psaki flipped out during an exchange with Fox news Channel’s Kristin Fisher over the administrations back and forth over the refugee cap.
Fisher began her question admitting she herself was confused about the White House flip-flopping over the refugee cap.
“I’m still just a little bit confused about what changed between 1:00 pm. on Friday and around 4:30p.m. on Friday to go from, ‘We’re not raising the refugee cap to, we are raising it by May 15th.’ What – what changed in those three and a half hours?” Fisher asked.
By the time Fisher asked the question Psaki was already flooded with immigration questions and was losing her patience. “We never said we’re not raising the refugee cap” asserted the Press Secretary and claimed that Biden’s decision to reais the cap had “nothing to do with pressure” from Democrats in Congress.
PSAKI: I don’t think you’ve articulated to me what our change in policy was? What was our change in policy from the morning to the afternoon?
FISHER: The – the Executive Order from Friday morning said that the admission of up to 15,000 refugees remains justified. Period. And yes, there was a caveat that you could raise that cap later. But I mean, it expressively says that right there –
PSAKI: That’s a pretty important caveat, that when we reached 15,000, a subsequent Presidential determination could be made. And again, the biggest challenge –
FISHER: – then why – why did you need to make that clarification?
PSAKI: – because people weren’t understanding what we were conveying to the public and weren’t conveying what we were trying to project to countries around the world and it’s incumbent upon us to make sure there’s an understanding of what the President’s policies are, what he’s trying to achieve, and what he feels morally is that we’re going to welcome in refugees from around the world. Change the policies from the past administration where they were not welcoming in refugees from the Middle East and Africa. And that was important to him to take that first step and move it forward.
FISHER: The line said, “The admission of up to 15,000 refugees remains justified.”
PSAKI: And the –
FISHER: Can you understand how some people would interpret that?
Psaki then scolded Fisher saying “we all have a responsibility to provide all of the context” and that Fisher did not “articulate what our change in policy is.”
Fisher shot back and said, “that’s not my job to do that.”
Psaki is doing everything she can but the proof is in the pudding, after the far-left hammered Biden the White House changed their mind proving once again they have no back bone.
April 20, 2021
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com