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‘We Have Done the Work’ on Border and GOP Got in the Way

On Thursday’s CNN News Central broadcast, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to Republicans blaming President Joe Biden for Laken Riley’s death, saying, “We’re bankrupt.” “We have worked hard to ensure that our immigration system is addressed.” . Republicans are getting in the way. ”

Co-host John Berman said, “One of the things that some Americans are paying attention to is the crimes that are allegedly being committed by immigrants who entered the country illegally. He died. An arrest was made there. Republicans are directly blaming President Biden for this. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) said, “These deaths are…on him.“What’s the White House’s response to that?”

Jean-Pierre said: “Well, first of all, I would like to express my condolences to the Raken family. This is a terrible, terrible loss for any family. And obviously…no matter who is found guilty. We need to make sure that happens. And of course we don’t want to see something like that happen again.”

She continued, “But the problem is, we’ve been working hard to make sure we address our broken immigration system. Republicans have gotten in the way. They’ve gotten in the way, and we We keep seeing it over and over and over again. So, look, this is a serious problem. That’s why the president is going to the border. The president was at the border in El Paso a year ago, and in 2023, 1 He also visited the border on the moon. [forward] Comprehensive immigration policy from day one. It’s really the Republicans who are getting in the way here. They are in the way. And they’re doing it for what Donald Trump is telling them to do for themselves, for his own political gain, so this is the situation we’re in right now. . So the president is going to communicate that directly to the American people. He’s going to hear from people who are directly affected by what’s happening in this broken immigration system. But the president won’t stop. He won’t stop because this is not about politics, it’s about the American people and what they want to produce out of Washington, D.C.

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