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White House dismisses visiting southern border as ‘political stunt’ for Republicans

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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday dismissed politicians who traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border as a “political stunt.”

Jean-Pierre issued a statement in response to questions about House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-California.) appearance at the border on Tuesday. It’s been close, but we have yet to visit the southern border as the country grapples with an unprecedented border crisis.

“I heard Kevin McCarthy is at the border. The question we have for Kevin McCarthy (soon-to-be Speaker of the House) is, what are his plans? To help with the situation we’re in. Can you see what he’s doing?” Jean-Pierre began. “He goes there and does political stunts like a lot of Republicans do, but he’s not really planning.”

“McCarthy has no plan. Neither does the Republican Party. They do nothing but political stunts,” she continued.

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White House Press Secretary Carine Jean-Pierre asked reporters during a briefing with White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci and COVID-19 Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jaa. I told him not to be loud. 22nd, 2022, Washington, DC
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The United States has seen record levels of illegal immigration throughout the Biden administration. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported 230,000 border encounters in October alone. This is the highest monthly record ever, breaking the previous record set in September.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (California) speaks at an election event in Washington, DC, November 9, 2022.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (California) speaks at an election event in Washington, DC, November 9, 2022.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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September data revealed that fiscal year 2022 ended with 2,378,944 migrant encounters, the highest ever for a fiscal year. This figure does not include his 599,000 known “fugitives” who CBP sources told Fox News had evaded capture during the same period.

The Biden administration has repeatedly called for the border surge to be dismissed as an annual pattern. While the southern border shows a pattern of increased migration each spring, the spikes in both 2021 and 2022 were well above the previous year, and the pace only escalated throughout the year.

Immigrants flow across the Texas border.

Immigrants flow across the Texas border.
(Fox News)

Vice President Harris, who Biden has used to lead the administration’s efforts to address the border crisis, last year insisted the border was “closed” and was adamant that immigrants “don’t come.” Told.

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Nonetheless, many of the immigrants Fox News spoke to earlier in November described the border as “Avierta” or “open.”

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