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Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday if President Biden is less concerned about foreign terrorists, in the form of unvetted Afghan refugees, than he is about “MAGA Republicans.” Trump supporters have been the subject of Biden’s derision over the past few weeks, as he has repeatedly called them out as extremists.
“As refugees were being evacuated from Afghanistan into the US last year,” Doocy asked, “why weren’t they all being thoroughly vetted?” Jean-Pierre disputed this assertion.
“So are you talking about—what are you referring to?” Jean-Pierre asked.
“As the White House was managing the Afghanistan withdrawal last year, we were told ‘no one is coming into the United States of American who has not been through a thorough screening and background check process. But now,” Doocy said, “there’s this DHS inspector general who says CBP admitted or paroled evacuees who were not fully vetted into the United States. That is not good, that’s different than what you guys said. So how did this happen?”
A report showed that DHS officials “lacked ‘critical data’ when vetting Afghan evacuees.”
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