President Joe Biden was interrupted by a heckler who appeared to be objecting to prisoners being held in privately run detention centers, with the chief executive telling the man he is aiming to close them all amid pressure from the Left he has not moved quickly enough to do so.
“I agree with you. I’m working on it, man,” Biden told a drive-in rally on Thursday evening in Duluth, Georgia. “Give me another five days.”
“There should be no private prisons,” he said. “And we are working to close all of them.”
A man could be heard yelling, “End detention now,” later pleading with Biden that “we voted for you, Joe.”
Biden was referring to an executive order he signed to close all private prisons run by the Justice Department. But even his supporters say that was not enough because a slew of other federal agencies also use detention centers run by private companies.