The One Border Question That White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Refused to Answer

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Jul. 16, 2014 9:50pm Oliver Darcy

White House press secretary Josh Earnest refused to say whether or not the Obama administration thinks the border is secure, despite being repeatedly pressed on the question at Wednesday’s daily briefing.

“Is the border today secure?” asked Fox News’ Ed Henry.

“The issue we’re seeing today at the border—,” Earnest said before being interrupted by Henry.

“Is the border secure?” Henry pressed.

“Well, I will tell you there are more resources that are dedicated to this border right now, and securing it, than there ever have been,” Earnest replied. “The issue that we’re seeing right now is not individuals attempting to evade detection by Border Patrol, what we’re seeing right now are people coming to the border and turning themselves over to Border Patrol.”

Henry then asked if the White House agreed with Senate Majority Harry Reid (R-Nev.) who proclaimed the border “secure” Tuesday.

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