Buttigieg claims Biden is ‘doing everything that he responsibly can’ regarding border crisis

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg dodged questions regarding the executive actions President Joe Biden is seemingly avoiding amid the border crisis.

Buttigieg appeared on CBS Mornings on Thursday as a precursor to the president’s State of the Union address. Anchor Tony Dokoupil asked the secretary why Biden hadn’t taken any executive action in light of a border security bill failing despite the president’s endorsement.

“Look, the president has taken a number of actions with the authority that he has. There are some things he’s not going to do, like family separation, because it’s wrong,” Buttigieg said. “There was a bipartisan deal to make it happen, and congressional Republicans killed it. I think that demonstrated that they would prefer to have the problem, which is politically useful, than the solution
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