Morning Jolt: The Biden Administration’s Perpetual Search for Scapegoats

Good morning, Jolters. On the menu today: The Biden administration continues to cater to progressives by serving up convenient scapegoats at the border and the gas pump. Also, why trouble at the College Republican National Committee matters.

In Search of Monsters

You may recall that last fall, as the Biden administration reeled from its hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan, it leapt at the chance to change the course of the news cycle.

Such an opportunity presented itself when images of horse-mounted Border Patrol agents spinning their reins — but not striking anyone — near Haitian migrants attempting to cross into the United States. Unsurprisingly, many in the media nevertheless portrayed the agents as villains. But it was somewhat shocking when the president weighed in with little caution.

Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary at the time, condemned the supposedly “brutal and inappropriate measures,” being employed.

"To see people treated like they did, horses barely running over, people being strapped — it's outrageous," said Biden. "I promise you, those people will pay,” he continued. ...

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The Biden Administration's Perpetual Search for Scapegoats

Good morning, Jolters. On the menu today: The Biden administration continues to cater to progressives by serving up convenient scapegoats at the border and the gas pump. Also, why trouble at the College Republican National Committee matters.

In Search of Monsters

You may recall that last fall, as the Biden administration reeled from its hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan, it leapt at the chance to change the course of the news cycle.

Such an opportunity presented itself when images of horse-mounted Border Patrol agents spinning their reins — but not striking anyone — near Haitian migrants attempting to cross into the United States. Unsurprisingly, many in the media nevertheless portrayed the agents as villains. But it was somewhat shocking when the president weighed in with little caution.

Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary at the time, condemned the supposedly “brutal and inappropriate measures,” being employed.

"To see people treated like they did, horses barely running over, people being strapped — it's outrageous," said Biden. "I promise you, those people will pay,” he continued. ...   READ MORE

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