Vice President Kamala Harris will be put in charge of the migrant crisis at the southern border according to Breitbart News. Biden himself, is out.
President Joe Biden made the announcement on Wednesday during a press briefing at the White House, saying “I can think of nobody who is better qualified to do this.”
The president was quick to blame the previous administration for the crisis and also shift responsibility squarely to Harris.
Biden went on to say that from now on his VP speaks for the administration, so he and others are free to focus on coronavirus and other issues like the $1.9 trillion spending package.
“When she speaks, she speaks for me,” Biden said. “Doesn’t have to check with me. She knows what she’s doing and I hope we can move this along.”
Biden admitted that Harris was being given a “tough job” but she responded by saying, “Thank you, Mr. President, and for having the confidence in me,” Harris said. “There’s no question this is a challenging situation.”
Harris then promised to take on the “root causes” of the migration crisis in Central America and promised to support “shared prosperity in the region.”
“While we are clear that people should not come to the border now, we also understand that we will enforce the law and that we also — because we can chew gum and walk at the same time,” she said.
Progress has been made in that the administration is now admitting that there is a problem in the southern United States. Ideally, however, Americans might hope that Democrats could come up with a solution to a problem without aimlessly throwing copious amounts of taxpayer dollars at other countries.