Last week it was widely reported that the Biden administration was preparing to pay illegal immigrants up to $450,000 if they had been separated from their families at the border.
Biden was asked about this by Peter Doocy of FOX News and called the report “garbage.”
Now the White House is contradicting Biden. This is leading people to once again ask who is really in charge of this administration. It sure doesn’t look like it’s Biden.
The Hill reports:
White House walks back Biden comments on migrant families payments
The White House on Thursday walked back President Biden’s comments from the day before that the administration would not be paying migrants separated at the border during the last administration $450,000 each, clarifying that the government would be willing to settle out of court with those families.
“If it saves taxpayer dollars and puts the disastrous history of the previous administration’s use of zero tolerance and family separation behind us, the president is perfectly comfortable with the Department of Justice settling with the individuals and families who are currently in litigation with the United States government,” White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters.
Biden on Wednesday was asked about reports that his administration was contemplating a payment of roughly $450,000 per person for separated migrant parents and children.
“That’s not gonna happen,” he told reporters when asked about the reported plan.
Jean-Pierre on Thursday asserted Biden was reacting specifically to the $450,000 figure that was mentioned when he was asked about it.
Here’s Biden calling the story garbage two days ago.
Joe Biden calls reports about paying $450,000 to illegal immigrants separated from families during the Trump administration "garbage." pic.twitter.com/LUhUY46ZC9
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 3, 2021
And here’s the White House yesterday, contradicting Biden.
A White House spokeswoman says Biden is "perfectly comfortable" giving cash payments to illegal immigrants for breaking the law. pic.twitter.com/dxDf3rFoyq
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 4, 2021
Who is running this clown show?