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Sunday shows – Migrant surge dominates

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The migrant surge at the southern border, where the detention of thousands of children has threatened to spark a humanitarian crisis and undermine Democratic promises to tackle the dilemma with more compassion than former President Trump, dominated the Sunday morning political talk shows.

Democrats rallied to defend President Biden’s handling of the surge, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saying the new administration inherited a “broken system” from its predecessor.

Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy (La.), however, blamed President Biden for the surge.

Read The Hill’s complete coverage below. 

 

Pelosi says Biden administration inherited ‘a broken system at the border’
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday said the Biden administration inherited “a broken system at the border,” as the number of unaccompanied minors crossing into the U.S. has steadily increased in recent weeks.

“What the administration has inherited is a broken system at the border, and they are working to correct that in the children’s interest,” Pelosi told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.”

She called the unaccompanied children coming over the border a “humanitarian challenge to all of us.”

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Murphy: Immigration surge began under Trump
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
“This president inherited a mess from [President] Donald Trump in terms of immigration, and he’s trying to fix it in a humane way,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said. “The surge at the border began last fall, in the last four months of Donald Trump’s presidency there was an 80 percent surge in apprehensions at the border,” he added.
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GOP senator: Biden ‘entirely’ responsible for surge of migrants
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) on Sunday blamed President Biden for a surge of migrants including unaccompanied children at the southern border.
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Fauci warns of another COVID-19 surge, urges Trump to tell supporters to be vaccinated
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
The nation’s top infectious disease expert warned Sunday that a new wave of COVID-19 infections could be on the way while urging former President Trump to tell his supporters to be vaccinated.
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Pelosi says Republicans who didn’t vote for COVID-19 aid package ‘vote no and take the dough’
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday criticized congressional Republicans who did not vote for the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill despite its strong support across the country, saying they “vote no and take the dough.”
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Pelosi: Cuomo should ‘look inside his heart’ to see if he can ‘govern effectively’
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
“The governor should look inside his heart, he loves New York, to see if he can govern effectively,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” adding that resigning is “going to be one of the considerations that he has.”
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De Blasio says Cuomo is ‘literally in the way of us saving lives right now’
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Sunday said Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is “literally in the way of us saving lives right now” as the New York governor deals with growing calls to resign in light of multiple sexual misconduct allegations.
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Stacey Abrams: ‘I don’t believe that it’s necessary to wholly eliminate the filibuster’
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams said on Sunday she didn’t believe it was necessary to “wholly eliminate the filibuster” in order to pass bills supported by Senate Democrats.
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Hogan: Rise in attacks on Asian Americans is ‘unacceptable’
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said on Sunday that the rise in attack against Asian Americans is “unacceptable,” praising President Biden for addressing the issue during his recent primetime address.
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Top Georgia Republican says he won’t run for Senate
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R) announced on Sunday that he will not challenge Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) for one of the state’s Senate seats next year.
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Pompeo: Reentering Iran deal would make Middle East ‘less secure’
By JORDAN WILLIAMS
 
“The Iranians understand strength. They understand power. They understand resolve. We demonstrated that. And when we did, the Iranians backed down,” former secretary of State Mike Pompeo  said. “We didn’t get all the way to where we would’ve hoped we could get in respect to getting Iran to stand down and enter an agreement that would’ve actually avoided them having a nuclear weapon, but we made an awful lot of progress.”
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Tags Andrew Cuomo Biden Bill Cassidy Bill de Blasio Chris Murphy Donald Trump George Stephanopoulos governor Immigration Joe Biden migrant surge Mike Pompeo Nancy Pelosi Raphael Warnock southern border Sunday shows

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