Nancy Pelosi is clearly not paying attention.
In a downright embarrassing moment that showed just how oblivious the House speaker is to reality, Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters with a straight face on Wednesday that America is “on a good path” when it comes to handling the ongoing migrant crisis at the U.S–Mexico border — and it’s all thanks to President Joe Biden.
“The fact is that we’re on a good path at the border under [the] leadership of President Biden,” Pelosi asserted, according to the Daily Caller. “We were in a very bad situation under the Trump administration.”
The Three Rs
Speaking at an event in California to promote the coronavirus “relief” package that Democrats pushed to Biden’s desk last month without even an inkling of Republican support, Pelosi suggested that fixing the ongoing border crisis involves undoing the accomplishments of former President Donald Trump.
“It’s about restructuring how we do what is happening there, because we were in a very bad situation under the Trump administration,” she said, according to a transcript from her office. “It’s about a refugee plan… We have to have a decent respect for our responsibilities for people who have a legitimate cause for refugee status. And we also have to have their resettlement as quickly as possible.”
Pelosi added: “So, I call it the three Rs, restructuring the whole system, respecting the refugee status that we have an obligation to do and the resettlement in a way that is safe for the children, because it’s always about the children.”
PELOSI: “We’re on a good path at the border under the leadership of President Biden.” pic.twitter.com/BQL0kzJGnL
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 7, 2021
Ignorant, liar, or both?
Of course, Pelosi’s assertion that everything is on the up-and-up at the border largely ignores the truth: that the number of migrants coming into the U.S. through its southern border has skyrocketed under Biden’s reign. Just this week, border officials revealed that more than 172,000 migrants had been stopped at the border in March, the highest number in nearly 20 years, according to ABC News.
According to NPR, that figure includes “nearly 19,000 children and teenagers traveling without a parent — double the levels from February and the most ever in a single month.” And that only counts those who were actually apprehended by border officials.
Indeed, with numbers like these, it’s clear that the U.S. is on anything but a good path forward at the border — something Pelosi is apparently ignorant to, “or chooses to ignore,” as Townhall’s Julio Rosas argues.
“[T]he current surge at the southern border has been caused by the open border rhetoric and policies that have been put in place by the Biden administration,” Rosas wrote Wednesday. If Pelosi can’t see that, it’s just further proof that she has no business being in one of the nation’s top leadership positions.