Psaki won't say if Biden change on refugees was due to Dems on Capitol Hill
Added 04-19-21 02:29:02pm EST - “Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday refused to say whether the swift reversal by the White House on its planned 2021 refugee cap was due to outrage from congressional Democrats, who were upset that a memo from President Biden kept…” - Foxnews.com
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Press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday refused to say whether the swift reversal by the White House on its planned 2021 refugee cap was due to outrage from congressional Democrats, who were upset that a memo from President Biden kept the Trump-era limit.
In a combative moment, Psaki challenged Fox News correspondent Kristin Fisher to explain the difference between a Friday memo from the president and her afternoon clarification, which she said were identical in substance.
"Once we reach 15,000, we will raise it. That was not accounted for in some of how people were ... digesting the information," Psaki said of the memo.
"I don't think you've articulated to me what our change in policy was. What was our change in policy?" Psaki asked the reporter, referring to the 2021 fiscal year refugee cap.
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