Joe Biden on Tuesday refused to answer questions on the deaths of at least 46 migrants found in a truck in a deadly human smuggling operation in San Antonio, Texas.
Joe Biden held a bilateral meeting with Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez at the Palace of Moncloa in Madrid, Spain after departing Germany on Tuesday.
Biden turned his back on the press and walked away after brief remarks.
Up to 50 migrants were found dead inside of a semi-truck in San Antonio in sweltering heat.
“These deaths are on Biden,” Texas Governor Abbott said on Twitter. “They are a result of his deadly open border policies. They show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law.”
At Least 42 People Found Dead Inside Truck Carrying Migrants In Texas.
These deaths are on Biden.
They are a result of his deadly open border policies.
They show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law. https://t.co/8KG3iAwlEk
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 28, 2022
“Do you have any reaction to the deaths of 50 migrants in Texas?” a reporter asked Biden on Tuesday.
Biden ignored the reporter and shuffled away.
Reporter: “Do you have any reaction to the deaths of 50 migrants in Texas?”
Joe Biden: ignores questions and walks away. pic.twitter.com/y3fuOJdRrH
— Real Mac Report (@RealMacReport) June 28, 2022
The Biden White House released a shameless statement on the deadly smuggling operation:
The tragic loss of life in San Antonio, Texas that took place yesterday is horrifying and heartbreaking. Our prayers are with those who lost their lives, their loved ones, as well as those still fighting for their lives. As always, I am grateful for the swift work of all of the Federal, state, and local first responders.
While we are still learning all the facts about what happened and the Department of Homeland Security has the lead for the investigation, initial reports are that this tragedy was caused by smugglers or human traffickers who have no regard for the lives they endanger and exploit to make a profit.
This incident underscores the need to go after the multi-billion dollar criminal smuggling industry preying on migrants and leading to far too many innocent deaths. In Los Angeles two weeks ago, I announced that the United States has launched a first-of-its kind anti-smuggling campaign with our regional partners. In the first three months, we have made over 2,400 arrests, and that work will only intensify in the months ahead.
Exploiting vulnerable individuals for profit is shameful, as is political grandstanding around tragedy, and my Administration will continue to do everything possible to stop human smugglers and traffickers from taking advantage of people who are seeking to enter the United States between ports of entry.