During Friday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Biden’s senior adviser Gene Sperling wouldn’t say the burden of handling the border crisis should be shared equally between states because he doesn’t want to. validating “political stunts using real people’s lives,” and said states had “rising revenues because of the U.S. bailout. They have a significant amount of resources. And they should want to work in a serious way to deal with our immigration challenges in this country.
Host Martha MacCallum asked, “In the meantime, shouldn’t Massachusetts bear the same burden as Texas, shouldn’t that burden be shared, shouldn’t Massachusetts do its fair share?”
Sperling replied: “If you want me to try to validate what I think I am – it’s a lot like political stunts using real people’s lives, putting people on planes, not clearly with their permission, I’m not going to not validate this.”
MacCallum then asked, “I’m just asking you, shouldn’t all states bear the burden of the White House border policy?”
Sperling replied, “As I said, I think the thing we need to do is – we’ve provided tremendous support to states in an almost unprecedented way, even though most – many of them, and many of these governors still claim they were against the American Rescue Plan, and yet they profit from it on a daily basis. They had skyrocketing revenues because of the US bailout. They have a significant amount of resources. And they should be willing to work seriously to deal with the challenges of immigration to this country. This is what this administration is open to. And yes, no, I’m in no way going to try to dignify the type of stunts that I think have been done that I think don’t treat people with dignity. So you and I disagree on that.
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