Sinema Refutes KJP’s Claims Of A Secure Border

On Monday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre asserted that actions taken by Joe Biden have brought a 90% drop in illegal immigration into the United States.

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy pushed back on these claims a day later, requesting that the press secretary provide an explanation as to where she received her cited figure.

Jean-Pierre seemingly made the number up, as she did not directly answer Doocey’s inquiry:

On the same day, Doocy also asked why upwards of a thousand active-duty U.S. troops are being sent to the U.S. border if it is “secure,” as was claimed by numerous White House officials, including Jean-Pierre.

Conservatives are not the only ones casting doubt on Jean-Pierre’s assertions. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) also put her blast over the inaccurate statements, stating that her remarks about the U.S.-Mexico border being secure are “just factually not true.”

“Obviously, the border is not secure. Anyone with eyes can see that,” Sinema said as she spoke on Fox News’ “Special Report” with Bret Baier. “And anyone who lives in a border state like I do, born and raised in Arizona, actually takes offense at comments like that because they’re just factually not true. The reality is, is that border communities in my state are suffering already, and that’s before the end of Title 42.”

“Just last week, I held a hearing in our border subcommittee and brought a Republican mayor and a Democratic mayor, both representing small border towns from Arizona,” she recounted. “And we just asked them, what is it like every day in your town? And Bret, there are high-speed chases going on through the city of Sierra Vista right now with young teens driving cars and sometimes being killed or causing the death of others transporting drugs and other migrants through these communities.”

She added that the border is not “secure,” nor “safe.”

Sinema criticized Biden as well, saying he could start improving the chaotic situation at the border by simply “enforcing the laws that are on the books.”

The Arizona Senator claimed there are many “bipartisan plans” that members of the Senate and the House have been tackling which “could actually make a difference.”

She added that if the Biden administration starts upholding the rule of law, it would provide more confidence to GOP lawmakers that progress can be made in regard to improving the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border.