Democrats Attribute Global Cooling As The Reason For The Border Crisis
In recent years, Democrats have consistently emphasized the issue of global warming, but now they are acknowledging the challenges posed by global cooling as well.
Making A Statement
John Kirby, a senior official in the Biden administration serving as the White House National Security Coordinator for Strategic Communications, made a statement attributing the increase in migrants at the southern border to colder weather during a Fox News interview.
During the interview with host Martha MacCallum, Kirby was asked, “You’re blaming climate change [as] the reason that people are coming?”
Kirby clarified, saying, “No. I’m talking about just the weather conditions as we head into fall, it’s just easier to be on the move. As the weather cools down and conditions get a little bit better, we are seeing increases of numbers,” Kirby stated.
The Ongoing Border Crisis
Martha MacCallum pressed further, pointing out that President Biden had not addressed the southern border situation during his recent visit to New York City, despite an ongoing crisis unfolding less than a mile from where he was speaking.
"Seeing An Increase Of Numbers"
In response, Kirby stated, “Well, Martha, he did address the challenge of regional migration in the speech. He talked about the Los Angeles Declaration [on] Migration and for — and support for migrants. He knows and he addressed it again in the remarks that this is a regional thing. You’re not wrong. There are more people on the move in this hemisphere now than we’ve seen since World War II. And you’re absolutely right, as the weather cools down and conditions get a little bit better, we are seeing increases of numbers.”
Highest Border Numbers
MacCallum pointed out, “You had significant numbers over the summer, and now you’re witnessing the highest numbers since May along the border.”
$4 Billion For Border Security
Kirby acknowledged the increase, saying, “We are seeing increases. We’re not pushing back on the fact that the numbers are increasing. That’s why we want Congress to work with us and pass that supplemental we asked for, $4 billion to help us with border security needs. That’s why we sent to New York City and the State of New York, $140 million just this fiscal year, and we’ve asked for, I think it’s $600 million more for next year for these kinds of purposes to help.”
Not Because Of Politics Or Economics
Continuing his thought, Kirby said, “It’s not just because of one country’s politics or one country’s economics…”
Lots Of Reasons For "Being On The Move"
“There [are] just simply more people on the move and there [are] a lot of reasons for that: Famine, drought, political instability…people have lots of reasons for being on the move,” he concluded.