Op-ed: Biden’s New Border Plan Shows ‘I Can’t Do Anything’ Was Always a Lie

By Mark Krikorian on February 20, 2024

The White House has just proven that Republican objections to the Senate border deal were right all along.

In a leaked preview of next month’s State of the Union address in Axios, “a source close to Biden” (i.e., a top White House staff member) has revealed that President Biden is considering the “bold move” of issuing an “executive order that would dramatically stanch the record flow of migrants into the Southwest.”

So he really did have the power to do this, just like the GOP said!

It was just last month that Biden claimed “I’ve done all I can do” to stop the border crisis. In pushing for the terrible Schumer-Lankford bill, he said, “If that bill were the law today, I’d shut down the border right now.”

We all know that Biden is “an elderly man with a poor memory,” but can he really have forgotten that he always had this authority and chose to effectively open the borders instead?

No, the problem is not the president’s cognitive decline, real as that is — rather, it’s an administration that’s been lying for three years, and has finally realized it has a political problem.

. . .

[Read the rest at the New York Post]