Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) likened Vice President Kamala Harris to “El Chapo” in an interview where he slammed President Joe Biden’s decision to put her VP in charge of the southern border and migrant crisis according to Breitbart News.
“Putting the vice president in charge of solving this problem… is like making El Chapo the drug czar,” Kennedy explained in an interview with The Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck.
“Of course, President Biden says we can’t call it a crisis. How about a category five hurricane?” He said about White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s phraseology, where she claimed the southern border only faces ‘challenges.’”
My latest with @SenJohnKennedy:
“Putting the vice president in charge of solving this problem is like making El Chapo the drug czar."
— Samantha Renck (@samantharenck) March 31, 2021
Harris stated on March 22 just before it was announced that she would take over the border crisis, that she had no plans to visit the Southern border to check in on the migrant’s situation, and said simply “no today” when asked when exactly she would be there. “But I have before and I’m sure I’ll do it again,” Harris added.
Media were only granted permission to take photos and videos of the immigrants in cages on Tuesday when the administration “finally allowed two journalists and a film crew to enter the Border Patrol migrant child detention center in Donna, Texas.
“The resulting photos and video show the conditions where more than 4,100 children are held in a facility with a capacity of 250 — 1,700 percent above capacity,” Bob Price reported for Breitbart News.
THREAD — Reporters toured the temporary border facility in Donna, TX today.
The Biden admin allowed pooled coverage for the first time.
We saw a “pod” designed for 32 migrant children under CDC guidelines now holding 615.
The facility is at 1700% pandemic capacity.
📸:TV Pool pic.twitter.com/cJTPUAxXmc
— Nicole Sganga (@NicoleSganga) March 30, 2021
The inconsistency in reporting on the border by the media between this administration and the previous one are monumental.
Conservatives are questioning how journalists can be trusted if they reported the same incident two different ways, depending on who is responsible.
Detention at the border seems to be an unavoidable truth, but treating illegal immigration like it’s not a crisis and children’s detention as if it’s not a serious issue will only increase the trauma to both the states and children involved.