Thursday, December 8, 2022

Biden Dodges Border During Arizona Visit Tuesday; Biden Says He Won’t Go to US Border Because of ‘more important things’

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Biden dodges border during Arizona visit Tuesday:
President Joe Biden's trip to Arizona on Tuesday includes no plans for a stop at the border, which has seen more illegal immigrants cross during his presidency than during any other period of U.S. history.
Since taking office in January 2021, Biden has yet to visit the Mexican border, despite many politicians, including some liberals, urging him to visit. The president's trip to the Grand Canyon State will have a trip to Phoenix but includes no mention of a visit to the border, despite being a little more than 100 miles away from the city, according to Fox News.
"If Biden does not visit the border while in Arizona and talk to the men and women who risk their lives every day during a historic border security crisis, then he will show he has truly abandoned the agency that works 24/7 to keep this country safe," Tom Homan, the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Trump, told Fox News Digital. "What kind of commander in chief abandons those on the front line because of politics? The fact is, Joe Biden won’t visit the border because he doesn’t want to be confronted with the reality of the destruction his policies have caused."
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said during Monday's press briefing that Biden would visit the semiconductor manufacturing company TSMC as part of his trip to Phoenix. When asked if the president would visit the border, she claimed Biden's trip was about "the American manufacturing boom we’re seeing all across the country." --->READ MORE HERE
Biden says he won’t go to US border because of ‘more important things’:
President Biden flew to Arizona Tuesday to give a 16-minute speech at a computer-chips factory, but said he could not visit the nearby US-Mexico border amid record illegal immigration because he had “more important things” to do.
Biden made no new policy announcements at the Phoenix plant of Taiwanese company TSMC and echoed his similar recent speeches touting economic optimism and this year’s CHIPS Act to subsidize semiconductor makers.
“Why go to a border state and not visit the border?” a reporter asked Biden on the White House lawn as he departed for Arizona.
The president replied, “Because there are more important things going on. They are going to invest billions of dollars in a new enterprise in the state.”
Biden fired up Air Force One for the more than 2,000-mile journey out West before almost immediately turning around back to Washington despite speaking a short distance from the border.
A border stop would have required a Marine One helicopter flight of about 45 minutes — roughly the same distance as between the White House and Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, home, where he regularly returns for weekends.
It’s unclear if Biden ever made a visit specifically to the border during his 36 years as a senator or eight years as vice president — and Republican border-state officials routinely call on him to do so. --->READ MORE HERE
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