Psaki: The Number 1 Job of the President, VP, DHS Secretary Is to Keep the American People Safe

( – DHS Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the number one job of President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is to keep the American people safe, and the fact that 42 people on the terror watchlist were detained at the border is an indication that they’re doing their job.

Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy asked, “So, the DHS secretary is now talking about people on the terrorist watchlist crossing the border into the U.S., and he says, ‘We know where those 42 are.’ Why isn’t he saying, ‘We know where those 42 are; they’re in jail”?

PSAKI: Well, Peter, I would really point you to the Department of Homeland Security to get more follow-up details on his comments. I know he’s spoken extensively at a range of hearings and, obviously, on a range of Sunday shows — yesterday — including on Fox, I believe.

DOOCY: So, then what is the president’s priority? Would it be stopping potential terrorist attacks or letting these migrants come in?

PSAKI:  Well, again, I think as we noted just a couple of weeks ago when there was reporting about the number of individuals who were on the watchlist being stopped at the border, that that was the Border Patrol doing their jobs, that was the system working, and certainly, part of the role of the Home — Department of Homeland Security is to keep our country safe, keep the American people safe, and I think that’s an indication of Secretary Mayorkas’s work to do exactly that. 

DOOCY: But — so if it takes 19 people to carry out the September 11th attacks, what do you guys think 42 people on a terrorist watchlist might be capable of?

PSAKI:  Again, Peter, our — the number one job of the president of the United States, the vice president, and certainly the secretary of Homeland Security is to keep the American people safe, and I think a lot of this reporting you’re referencing is an indication that they’re doing their jobs and doing exactly that.


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