White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre responded sharply to a question from Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy about immigration during Thursday's press briefing. The discussion became tense when Doocy brought up the topic of 10,000 undocumented crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border within one day.
"So, what do you call it here at the White House when 10,000 people illegally cross the border in a single day?" Doocy inquired.
"So, what do you call it, Peter, when [the] GOP put forth a – wait, no, no, no, no, no you can't," Jean-Pierre interjected, interrupting Doocy as he tried to elaborate on his question.
"You're answering my question with a question," Doocy fired back.
"I'm answering – OK, we're going to move on," Jean-Pierre said as the two started shouting over each other.
"Karine, please," Doocy said.
"No, no, no, we're moving on," she stated firmly, then pointed to another journalist, "In the back."
"You said you were stopping the flow at the border. 10,000 migrants …" Doocy said before she cut him off again
"Peter, I tried to answer the question, and you stopped me," Jean-Pierre said before attempting to move on again. "Let's go."
KJP is the worst press secretary ever...
Peter Doocy asks her about 10,000 illegals crossing in one day...
She tries to deflect by whining about Republicans...
Then "moves on" when Doocy immediately calls her out on her not answering the question.
At what point does the GOP… pic.twitter.com/AigYf7JsXZ
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 21, 2023
Jean-Pierre continued the briefing, and Doocy didn't get another opportunity to ask questions.
There has been a significant increase in undocumented crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border during September. Fox News secured drone imagery showing a group of over 2,000 migrants entering near Eagle Pass, Texas, marking one of the most substantial individual groups noted.
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