Psaki Downplays People on Terrorist Watchlist Being Caught Entering at the Border, Ted Cruz Warns of the Danger

By Nick Arama | Apr 07, 2021 12:30 AM ET

Jen Psaki had a bit of a difficult time today, particularly with questions from Fox News’ Peter Doocy.

Doocy asked about Joe Biden’s continuing lies in regard to Major League Baseball and she was completely owned on that issue.

Doocy also asked about the story that the DHS was going to continue work on President Donald Trump’s wall despite previously stopping it. Psaki went all the way around the mulberry bush but basically acknowledged, that yes, they would be doing so to plug “gaps.” How much or what exactly they would be doing was unclear. Trump had completed about 450 miles during his term in office.

Peter Doocy then asked her about two people who were on the terrorist watchlist from Yemen who were caught entering through the border. The CBP announced it and then, oddly, their tweet about it was deleted, some theorized because of the Biden effort to shut down CBP information.

Michele Perez Exner

@PressSec says it’s “very uncommon” for suspected terrorists to cross the border into our country.I’m not sure her threshold for the acceptable # of terrorists entering the country is the same as the American populace. We’d prefer zero terrorists.

2:33 PM · Apr 6, 2021

Psaki tried to downplay people on the terrorist watchlist coming in as “very uncommon” and a sign of the CBP doing their job in catching them. How uncommon does it have to be? It only takes one person, bent on terror, to do a lot of damage so maybe what you want to say, instead of treating it dismissively, is how it is that you’re preventing them from coming in? And why was the notice about them deleted? Where’s the transparency and why are you keeping the CBP from sharing this information which they normally share with the public?

One man was found in January, the other in March in essentially the same place, which might suggest that there’s a line being run for more problematic illegal aliens through that area. They were on the terrorism watchlist and the “no fly” list. The watchlist is maintained by the FBI Terrorism Screening Center and contains “the identities of those who are known or reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorist activities.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called out the danger having people flooding across the border because of Biden’s policies.

Ted Cruz

Joe Biden declared open borders and now terrorists are trying to take advantage.

Two Yemenis on FBI Terrorism Watch List Apprehended at Border in California
Agents identified both men as being on the FBI's Terrorism Watch List and the No-Fly list.

6:28 PM · Apr 5, 2021

Ted Cruz

We're on pace to have over 2 million people cross the border illegally this year.This crisis was preventable. And it’s the result of deliberate political decisions by Joe Biden that are producing this humanitarian, national security, and public health catastrophe.

1:06 PM · Apr 6, 2021

Cruz called it a humanitarian and national security disaster. He said we were on pace for 2 million illegal aliens entering this year if this kept up. When there are 2 million flooding in, it isn’t hard to imagine a lot of people get through who could be very dangerous and who are not caught. It’s a real security nightmare.