The Biden administration was caught telling an outrageous lie Wednesday, with Biden's spin artist falsely stating that the president has been to the southern border.
The preposterous claim from press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre indicates that Biden has no plans to stop gaslighting Americans about the border crisis.
Fox News' Peter Doocy had asked whether Biden had "RSVP'd" to a request from Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (Ca.) to visit the border. Jean-Pierre flashed a smug grin and dismissed the question, saying, "He’s been there. He’s been to the border."
When Doocy asked when Biden actually went to the border, Jean-Pierre responded by regurgitating talking points, crediting Biden with "taking action to fix our immigration system and secure our border."
Doocy: "Kevin McCarthy says that he invited president Biden down to the border. How does the president RSVP? We know the president has never been down to the border."
KJP: "He's been to the border."
Doocy: "When did he go to the border?"
KJP: "He is taking action." pic.twitter.com/KbYghf1pul
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 30, 2022
Jean-Pierre previously dismissed McCarthy's threats to impeach Biden's top immigration official as a "political stunt" and scolded Republicans for having no "plan" to tackle a border crisis that Biden has incited, rhetoric she repeated at Wednesday's briefing.
"They’re doing political stunts. That’s what they want to do. That’s how they want to take care of the situation," Jean-Pierre said.
Jean-Pierre's slightly cleverer, but no less shameless predecessor, Jen Psaki, previously dismissed Doocy's question by citing a brief drive past El Paso that Biden made -- in 2008.
Biden has never visited the border since his presidency began almost two years ago, despite an unprecedented immigration crisis that has overwhelmed officials. Vice President Kamala Harris saw the border last year after facing pressure to do so from the right, although her visit was criticized as a photo-op.
The Biden administration routinely claims against all evidence that the border is "secure," even though illegal immigration has hit records repeatedly since Biden entered the White House and started aggressively dismantling immigration enforcement.
Just this week, the administration defended an order shielding millions of illegal immigrants from deportation in front of the Supreme Court -- their idea of a "solution."
More than 2 million illegal immigrants rushed the border in 2022, a record, and the crisis is expected to get worse once the Trump-era Title 42 policy ends this month.