The ongoing debate over using the word “crisis” when describing the southern border has resurfaced the decades-old problem for Democrats and Republicans. TARA and EUGENE debate the importance of semantics when talking about the southern border. They also provide commentary on an awkward exchange between Ryan Lizza and Tara Palmeri with Rep. LEE ZELDIN (R-N.Y.) during a live Playbook event.
Watch all the individual clips of everything Eugene and Tara get into in this week’s edition of Playback:
1. Rep. Zeldin declines to say if Biden won the 2020 election
During a live event with PLAYBOOK co-authors Ryan Lizza and Tara Palmeri have an awkward face off with the Republican congressman Lee Zeldin of New York when asked if he believed Biden won the election.
Rep. Zeldin declines to say if Biden won the 2020 election.
2. Yang decries Georgia shooting, calls for more funding for hate-crime task force
As Andrew Yang finds his footing while running for mayor of New York City, he gave a heartfelt response to the Atlanta-area shootings. A man has been charged with killing eight people — six of the victims were Asian women.
3. Nebraska governor on legalizing marijuana: ‘You’re gonna kill your kids’
The Governor of Nebraska Pete Ricketts pushed back against efforts to legalize marijuana during a press conference, claiming it is a gateway drug that could lead to the death of his constituents children.
4. Texas lawmaker: Biden administration didn’t cause influx of migrants at border
CNN’s Jake Tapper pressed Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas on whether she considers the surge of migrants at the southern border a “crisis.”