During the daily briefing at the White House Monday afternoon, Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the nearly two dozen suspected terrorists apprehended at the U.S. southern border last year. She downplayed the problem and expressed no concern over the intentions bad actors may have by trying to sneak into the country.
"We have new reporting that at least 23 people apprehended at the southern border in 2021 are on the terror watchlist. Why do you guys think it is that somebody on a terror watchlist would want to get into the United States undetected?" Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy asked.
"Well, I can't make an assessment of that. But what I can tell you is that your data you're citing here, it means the Border Patrol was doing their job. They apprehended people at the border," Psaki responded.
"So the President is not worried about holes in the southern border being exploited by people trying to come in and kill Americans?" Doocy followed up.