President Biden addressed the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, saying the globe must unite to fight the “borderless climate crisis.”
“This year has also brought widespread death and devastation from the borderless climate crisis… The scientists and experts are telling us that we’re fast approaching a point of no return in the literal sense,” said Biden.
“The vital goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, every nation must bring their ambitions to the table. Then we have to keep raising our collective ambition over time,” he added.
Biden on the “borderless climate crisis”:
"The scientists and experts are telling us that we’re fast approaching a point of no return in the literal sense." pic.twitter.com/Fz6ZCjPJOj
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 21, 2021
While Biden addressed the UN, thousands of migrants huddled under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer rebuked the Biden administration’s border policy this week, saying the White House “must stop these expulsions” and the “horrible treatment of innocent Haitians.”
“The horrible treatment of these innocent Haitian people—who have come to the border fleeing violence and natural disaster—must stop immediately. The Admin must stop these expulsions and end this Title 42 policy at our southern border,” posted Schumer on Twitter.
The horrible treatment of these innocent Haitian people—who have come to the border fleeing violence and natural disaster—must stop immediately.
The Admin must stop these expulsions and end this Title 42 policy at our southern border.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 21, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris made similar comments Tuesday.
“What I saw depicted, those individuals on horseback treating human beings the way they were was horrible,” Harris told reporters
“I fully support what is happening right now, which is a thorough investigation into what is going on there. But human beings should never be treated that way, and I’m deeply troubled about it,” she said.
The VP finds her issue with the border… https://t.co/gUmfRxDOp7
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) September 21, 2021
“I mean, talk about a country that has just experienced so much tragedy,” Harris said. “And we really have to do a lot more to recognize that, as a member of the western hemisphere, we’ve got to support some very basic needs that the people of Haiti have to get back up and to do what folks naturally want to do, be them from Haiti or in the countries in Central America. People want to stay home. They don’t want to leave home. But they leave when they can not satisfy their basic needs.”
“DHS does not tolerate the abuse of migrants in our custody and we take these allegations very seriously,” the department said in a statement on Twitter. “We are committed to processing migrants in a safe, orderly, and humane way. We can and must do this in a way that ensures the safety and dignity of migrants.”
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??????: Biden Launches Incoherent 3-Minute Rant Over Whether Americans Can Get Out of Afghanistan
President Biden held a disastrous press briefing Friday when he finally took answers from the media; launching into a three-minute rant about whether Americans can safely reach the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
“You said there’s no circumstances where American citizens cannot get to the airport. That doesn’t square with the reporting on the ground. Are you saying any American who wants to get to the airport can get there?” asked one reporter.
“I thought the question was, how can they get through the airport, outside the airport, the answer is, to the best of our knowledge, the Taliban checkpoints, they are letting through, people […] That’s why we had to, I guess yesterday, or the day before? We went over the wall, and brought in, how many?” said the Commander-in-Chief.
“My guess is, no matter what, under what circumstances, we, anyone, there’s not a whole lot of Afghanis, there’s a whole lot of Afghanis who just as soon come to America,” he concluded.
A report from Reuters highlights the scope of the crisis unfolding in Afghanistan as the agency claims the Taliban now control 2,000 American-made vehicles and between 30 and 40 aircraft.
“U.S. officials tell Reuters that the current intelligence indicates that the Taliban control at least 2,000 U.S.-made armored vehicles, between 30 and 40 aircraft and an untold number of small arms,” writes a reporter from the global news agency.
“Joe Biden creates the Taliban Army and Air Force,” posted former Trump official Richard Grenell on Twitter.
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AMERICA’S BACK? Biden to Deliver UN Address as International Crises Pile-Up
Joe Biden is set to deliver his first address as President of the United States to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday amid a series of international crises in Afghanistan, the US-Mexico border, China, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
“His familiar refrain that the world must choose between democracy and autocracy looks different now that the Taliban are once again in control of Kabul, reversing many of the democratic gains of the past 20 years. Covid is resurging in much of the world. And the French just recalled their ambassador in outrage — not just over losing a $60 billion-plus submarine contract, but because it was made clear they are not in the inner circle of allies,” reports the New York Times.
“He will make absolutely clear he is not looking to pursue a future — a new Cold War with any country in the world,’’ Jen Psaki, his press secretary, told reporters on Monday. “And in between a one-day blitz through New York, he is trying to reach President Emmanuel Macron of France, to reaffirm our commitment to working with one of our oldest and closely partners,’’ she added.
Biden arrived in New York City Monday evening and is expected to deliver his address at 3PM Tuesday afternoon.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.