Psaki Smacks Down Governor’s Claims After Abbott Assaults Biden for ‘Importing COVID’

Abbott ‘Stalling’ Funds for testing CNN reports

Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbott attacks President Joe Biden, falsely claiming he is “importing Covid” by allowing migrant children to enter the country.

“The Biden government must stop importing Covid into our country,” Abbott told CNBC.

“The Biden government has to stop importing Covid into our country, that’s a Neanderthal approach,” says @GregAbbott_TX. He explains why lifting restrictions may be a big deal for the people of New York, but “it’s not that transformative”.

– CNBC (@CNBC) March 4, 2021

Abbott also says the Biden government is “refusing to test the immigrants,” but on Thursday CNN reported that Governor Abbott is the one who is actually causing the problem.

“Texas Governor Greg Abbott is blocking efforts by the Biden administration to provide federal funding for Covid-19 testing for released migrants.”

After Abbott announced on Wednesday that it would lift all coronavirus restrictions, including mask mandates, “he claimed without evidence that migrants coming to Texas are exposing residents of the state to the coronavirus,” added CNN.

He also posted this tweet which is wrong.

The Biden Administration ruthlessly releases hundreds of illegal immigrants who have COVID into Texas communities.

The Biden Admin. Must IMMEDIATELY stop this persistent act that exposes Texans and Americans to COVID.

– Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 3, 2021

White House press secretary Jen Psaki When asked Thursday, Abbott put down Abbott’s claims in the most generous and instructive way possible only she can.

“That’s not factual,” Psaki told a reporter. “This is about facts.”

Psaki went on to tell reporters, “Our policy is to have this [testing] done before they are even induced to stay with family members or other people they may know while their cases are being decided. “

It turns out that Texas, not the federal government, is responsible for testing migrants who come into the country. The federal government, Psaki said, is working with states and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to pay for it.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded to Governor Greg Abbott’s false claim that Biden was importing COVID into Texas. Psaki also said Texas should test migrants for COVID.

– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 4, 2021

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