On Wednesday, social media outlets just about melted down after Joe Biden made a proclamation.
While Biden was in Kentucky hobnobbing with his buddy Senator McConnell (R-KY), he informed the media that he now has the "intention" of visiting the southern border to check out the situation.
Biden will be attending the North American Leaders' Summit on January 9 and 10, so that is now the target date.
The summit is being held in Mexico City, with Biden responding, "That's my intention, we're working out the details now."
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The challenge for Biden will be to make a visit without drawing too much attention to the actual crisis.
So, I doubt he will be headed to El Paso or any of the busier posts at the border.
I would also not be expecting any big speech to take place while he is there for fear of something getting on camera that they will not be able to spin.
What I would really like to know is if Biden has any intention of visiting these border holding facilities that are overflowing and if he does, will the media be able to enter as well.
Even though the White House has said otherwise, this would be Biden's first real visit to the border.
There was an exchange in November between Fox News' Peter Doocy and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre that fell flat on this subject.
Doocy asked, "We know the president's never been down to the border. The possible next speaker says that he wants [Biden] to go with him. So, is he going to?"
KJP responded, "He's been there. He's been to the border. And since he took office…."
Doocy immediately cut her off, asking, "When did he go to the border?"
Then KJP switched gears and went after Republicans visiting the border, stating, "They're doing political stunts. That's what they want to do. That's how they want to take care of the situation."
The safe thing for Biden to do is to visit the border on the Mexican side, which is what I expect him to do.
If he visits on the US side and goes to El Paso, I would be highly surprised.