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Wednesday marked the third day this week that NBC Nightly News had refused to call the record illegal border crossings a “crisis,” as apprehensions of unaccompanied minors flooded President Biden’s cages for children. The network essentially went to bat for the Biden administration as they promoted Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’s ridiculous congressional testimony declaring there was no crisis at the southern border.
As NewsBusters reported on Tuesday, NBC anchor Lester Holt was straining himself to near harmful limits as he tried to avoid calling it a “crisis.” “The migrant surge at the southern border proving to be an early test for the new administration's immigration policies, and leaving President Biden wide open for criticism,” he said. “Authorities on pace to encounter more border crossers than in the last 20 years.”
It was almost an encore on Wednesday as Holt teased the immigration segment. “On the southern border, another round of migrants illegally crossing into the U.S. as the Homeland Security chief is grilled by Congress. Why he's refusing to call the record border surge a crisis,” he announced.