White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was grilled during Tuesday’s press briefing in response to reports this week that President Joe Biden has opened a detention camp for migrant kids as the U.S. has seen a rise in illegal border crossings under the new administration.
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy pressed Psaki on why the administration was reopening the facility, which was used briefly during the Trump administration, to which Psaki blamed the COVID-19 pandemic.
“So it’s a temporary reopening during COVID-19,” she said. “Our intention is very much to close it, but we want to ensure that we can follow COVID protocols, as unaccompanied minors come into the United States.”
“But it’s the same facility that was open for a month in the Trump administration. Summer 2019, that is when Joe Biden said, under Trump, there have been horrifying scenes at the border of kids being kept in cages,” Doocy pressed. “And Kamala Harris said, basically babies in