NBC’s Kristen Welker Pushes Child Detention Criticism, Draws Sharp Response From Psaki

NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker followed Fox News reporter Peter Doocy’s lead when she asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki to respond to unfounded criticism of a temporary migrant detention center for unaccompanied minors.

Psaki has spent several days fending off multiple attempts to falsely equate the opening of a temporary facility with the Trump administration’s horrific immigration practices — first by Doocy, then by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, then Doocy again, and then Meghan McCain earlier on Thursday.

And at Thursday afternoon’s daily briefing, Welker joined in pushing the narrative, asking Psaki if the use of the facility constitutes a “failure” on the administration’s part, and also asking her to respond directly to AOC’s criticism.

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