White House press secretary Jen Psaki said she had no “response” from President Biden on Wednesday to heartbreaking video of a crying boy apparently abandoned at the US-Mexico border — or to whether either Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the crossing.
During her daily press briefing, Psaki was asked if Biden had seen and would comment on the clip of the boy, who appears to be about 10, crying to a US Border Patrol agent that he was “afraid” after being ditched by a group of fellow migrants and left to fend for himself overnight in the desert.
“I don’t have any response from the president directly,” said Psaki. “What I can convey is, for any of us who have seen that video, it is heartbreaking.
“It’s a reminder of how treacherous the journey is,” she continued. “And it is a reminder of how important and imperative it is that we put in place reforms to