Posted on March 10, 2024

CNN Refuses to Air Ad Blaming Joe Biden’s Border Policies for Laken Riley’s Murder

John Binder, Breitbart, March 8, 2024

CNN refused to air an ad that blames President Joe Biden’s policies at the United States-Mexico border for the murder of 22-year-old Laken Riley, according to the group Building America’s Future, which produced the ad.

The six-figure ad buy was run across the U.S., and importantly critical swing states, during Thursday evening’s State of the Union (SOTU) address. Fox News, MSNBC, and Newsmax all accepted the ad.

Executives with Building America’s Future said CNN refused to air the ad.

“CNN and Joe Biden are in lockstep once again: they won’t even #SayHerName,” Phil Cox told Breitbart News in a statement:

It is shameful that CNN is censoring the truth and trying to protect President Biden by refusing to air this ad. {snip}
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The ad links Biden’s border policies to Riley’s murder. On Feb. 22, the young nursing student went for a run around the University of Georgia (UGA) campus but was later found beaten to death in a wooded area near Lake Herrick.

The following day, 26-year-old illegal alien Jose Antonio Ibarra was arrested and charged with Riley’s murder. Ibarra arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border in September 2022 and took advantage of Biden’s parole pipeline to get released into the nation’s interior.