Former DoJ Spox: Biden Missed His Sister Souljah Moment On Immigration

March 10th, 2024 10:40 PM

The media’s sugar rush over President Joe Biden’s performance at the State of the Union has largely worn off. Like the president’s cognitive cocktail. What remains is the media’s angst over the president’s use of the term “illegal” to describe the illegal alien that killed UGA nursing student Laken Riley. 

The left tut-tutted the president into submission over the term. As our very own Tim Graham noted:

Obviously, leftists -- including leftist journalists -- were furious over this gaffe. "No person is illegal!" Even murderers deserve ethnically sensitive descriptions! Biden quickly expressed his regrets, he should have said "undocumented person." MSNBC doesn't press Biden for letting criminals in. They press him for using the wrong word for the criminal.

Biden, of course, taps out to the language police and backtracks on his use of the term. Now watch as former Department of Justice spokesperson Sarah Isgur points out what a botch that was for Biden, as aired on ABC This Week on Sunday, March 10th, 2024:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Rachel, you were inside the chamber. What an atmosphere. 

RACHEL SCOTT: The level of decorum and the lack thereof, rather, and it was interesting to see President Biden. Look, he knew this from the last time he gave this address that Republicans booed him. But going toe to toe, head to head with Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene as if this was some sort of, like, high school debate open forum, repeating back the words she was saying to him. Challenging him on that, and that's where he sort of caught himself in this bind when it came to using the term “illegal”, which obviously drew a lot of backlash from Democrats and now the president has- has backtracked on that.

STEPHANOPOULOS: I'm not so sure that was as much of a mistake even though he took it back, as people made it out to be. 

SARAH ISGUR: What a missed Sister Souljah moment for President Biden. He has this back and forth, he gets the better of it, but then once again sort of caves to that sort of far left campaign staff level base within the Democratic Party where you're worried more about what you called the murderer than you are about the woman who was murdered. And again, when you are trying to reach those voters who are going to decide this election, not the Democratic base, but the people who don't like two of their choices here and are looking for some way forward- total missed opportunity.

“What an atmosphere”, gushed host George Stephanopoulos over the State of the Union, fresh off of attempting to rape-shame Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) over her political choices- namely, her endorsement of Donald Trump. And after correspondent Rachel Scott weighs in and polishes a bushel of Biden’s apples, as per the custom at ABC News, Isgur comes in and points out the obvious.

Biden did, in fact, miss out on an opportunity to call out the most open-borders elements of his party, and use the opportunity provided him by Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene’s callout in order to do something on immigration more serious than call yet again for passage of the dead Senate bill…perhaps even call for passage of the House-passed H.R. 2. Note Stephanopoulos saying “I’m not so sure that was much of a mistake…”

But Biden proved that he is captive to the Very Online left, both in campaigns and in the media- and beholden to the Professional Latinx which are a large part of his electoral coalition. At a time when Biden’s coalition is cracking, he can’t afford to lose much more support. So he backtracked. 

The rest of the liberals on the panel had nothing for Isgur. And so it is that President Joe Biden, on the urging of his Very Online coalition, which includes the media, apologized for mislabeling an illegal alien murderer while never apologizing for his administration’s role in enabling the murder in the first place.