‘This is not okay’: Biden faces backlash from Dems after reopening child detention facility

President Joe Biden appears to be depriving progressives of one of their favorite talking points to use in disparaging former President Donald Trump.

As reports predict a renewed surge of immigrants to the U.S.-Mexico border, Biden is playing defense against leftists who say he is overseeing a policy that puts “kids in cages” after opening up child migrant facilities.

“Horrifying scenes at the border”

Of course, Biden was among those in his party who attacked the Trump administration for allegedly treating undocumented migrants with cruelty, in large part through the policy of detaining minors.

At the height of a 2019 migrant crisis, Biden blasted Trump for “horrifying scenes at the border of kids being kept in cages, tear-gassing asylum seekers, ripping children from their mothers’ arms.”

Furthermore, he vowed in no uncertain terms to put an end to the practice if he were elected president.

On Monday, however, he reportedly reopened such a facility to house child migrants in Texas.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the issue during a news conference but attempted to dismiss concerns while blaming the COVID-19 pandemic for limited capacity in holding facilities.

“It’s a temporary reopening”

“This is not kids being kept in cages,” she claimed. “It’s a temporary reopening during COVID-19.”

Psaki’s answers struck at least some on the left as unsatisfactory, however, and critics have described the policy as a betrayal from a president who promised to be more liberal than even former President Barack Obama on the issue of immigration. After all, it was Obama who initially instituted the so-called “cages” used to house minors.

For her part, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted a tweet thread on Tuesday denouncing the Biden administration’s practice.

To be fair, Psaki seemed to make a rational point in insinuating that Biden is simply making the best choice he can in a difficult situation. By the same token, however, those who are willing to give him a pass after demonizing Trump for the same behavior are clearly opening themselves up for accusations of hypocrisy.

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  1. Them cages were put up by non other than the great obama.The picture was when obama was in charge .Democrats are doing what they do best blame President Trump And lie about it.They are evil people “Biden will be gone in a few months ,that’s their plan,then you will get Harris running the country,like she isn’t doing it now.What pill are they giving Sleepy Joe so he can talk with out sluring it stammering.Once he starts doing that he walk off the stag.I feel sorry for him ,they are using poor Joe.

    1. I wonder. If anything would happen here and millions of Americans wanted to flee, how many countries do you think would welcome us? I would say, “0”

    1. I personally think if there was an impeachment of a President it should be Mr Obama himself! He is the one who is here to destroy this country ! He and Clinton have gone
      More damage than they can deny! Seriously, Obama let kffi e and came back to WShingyon as an activist! He is the Grandmaster of what is happening righty now!!! This is his character!!!!

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    1. I’ve had the same problem. It appears this ‘Conservative’ site is not so Conservative at all…..unless you’re a liberal swamp rat.

    2. Same here, I posted what I consider my honest beliefs about illegitimate Biden and the swamp that perpetrated the fraud coup election. Maybe cuz I mentioned that the slime msm, FBI, Trump’s AG Barr along with all he courts including the SCOTUS which allowed the coup to complete the worst crime ever. I guess this is not such a consecutive site when the truth is posted.

    1. Yes….and I like how AOC says this is unacceptable. But I wish she and her party would have sympathy for all of the unborn babies murdered every day and cut apart to profit from the sell of their parts. Nobody seems very concerned about this on the left. It is barbaric!! Hypocrisy!!

  4. President Biden demonized former President Trump for putting Hispanic children in cages (pig pens) which former President Obama first used for their incarceration. President Biden’s bestial behavior toward Hispanics is reprehensible. I do not for a moment believe he would dare put Blacks, much less Hunter, in those cages.

  5. I am mind blown. I cannot believe that AOC agrees with conservatives on an important issue. I pray every single day for the children. Not just the immigrant children, but the children who are trafficked, violated and killed. Children who are being taught to hate themselves and others by the education system. We must never forget this or turn a blind eye. It must stop.

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