Vice President Kamala Harris is refusing to visit the southern border despite being appointed to lead the response to the immigration crisis. To further exacerbate the situation, Harris is refusing to visit despite pressure from both Democrats and Republicans.
A White House official told the media that Harris considers visiting the southern border unimportant to solving the crisis.
Despite Harris’s beliefs, the Los Angeles Times reported that “Some Democrats, nonpartisan policy experts and pro-immigrant advocacy groups also say Harris should visit the border, as a high-level sign of the administration’s commitment to fixing the battered immigration system and so that Harris can witness the scope of the problem she has been asked to help fix.”
Harris’s failure to do anything about the border has some Democrats uncomfortable to the point that they are willing to join with Republicans in putting pressure on Harris to do her job.
Harris has also claimed that visiting the border is not something that she must do, citing that she is supposed to be working with Latin-American governments. This deflection doesn’t absolve Harris, as it turns out she has only spoken with Mexico and Guatemala and has yet to visit any Latin-American countries.
Harris has been an abject failure and is completely failing in her capacity as Vice President. The border crisis will not go away if the Biden administration chooses to ignore it; the situation will only continue to worsen.
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