‘I Don’t Even Understand’: Jean-Pierre Dodges Daily Caller Reporter’s Question On Sending Migrants To Liberal Cities

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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Daily Caller White House correspondent Diana Glebova pressed White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on where illegal migrants should be sent, if not to Democratic cities.

Glebova asked the press secretary during Wednesday’s briefing about where illegal migrants should be relocated, given the White House has condemned Republican governors who have sent the migrants to liberal cities.

“You’ve condemned governors sending migrants to various cities across the country, but where should officials who are overwhelmed by the number of migrants coming into their cities and into their shelters, where should they send the migrants?” Glebova asked.

“We have said many times before, there’s a process, a legal process, and that we are willing to work with cities who are dealing with this issue,” the press secretary said. “What we have seen from governors is that they are using migrants as a political tool. That’s not the way to do it. And they’re sending migrants, as we’ve seen the last several months, the last several weeks, they’re sending migrants without letting city officials know, without letting the federal government know.”

“And what they do is they call TV news stations to be there, to capture this moment and use it as a political stunt. And so we will continue to call that out, but we are willing, we are willing and open to work with cities that are dealing with this issue.”

“Does President Biden want more migrants to come to Delaware?” Glebova then asked.

“I don’t even understand that question. I will move on,” Jean-Pierre said. (RELATED: Karine Jean-Pierre Calls Bussing Of Migrants To Liberal Cities ‘Shameful’ As Border Crisis Continues)

The White House has repeatedly condemned Republican Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas, Doug Ducey of Arizona and Ron DeSantis of Florida for sending migrants to liberal cities, notably New York City and Washington, D.C., in the wake of the Biden administration’s planned reversal of Title 42.

“We are sending them to the United States Capitol, where the Biden administration will be able to more immediately address the needs of the people that they are allowing to come across our border,” Abbott said of his decision to send migrants to Washington, D.C., in April.

The first bus sent from Texas dropped off 24 migrants near the Fox News bureau in Washington, D.C., April 13, then 14 more migrants were dropped off the following day. A third bus reportedly dropped off 30 migrants. Abbott sent the first bus of illegal migrants to New York City on Aug. 5.

DeSantis began the relocation process from Florida by sending two planes of about 50 willing migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, in September. The governor said in October he intends to send more migrants to Biden’s home state of Delaware and Illinois.