Kamala Harris fails to visit southern border despite recent travels

The escalating humanitarian and national security crisis at the southern border has shown no signs of slowing, and over two weeks ago, President Joe Biden tapped his second in command to take the lead on administration efforts to address the situation.

However, as the Washington Examiner reports, since being charged with tacking the challenges posed by the migrant surge, Vice President Kamala Harris has displayed startlingly little movement on the matter, despite making a series of highly-publicized trips away from the nation’s capital to address a host of other policy initiatives.

The true scope of Harris’ role on solving the border crisis has been the subject of conflicting statements from the White House since it was first announced by the president in March. Though Biden initially claimed that when it come to the record-setting migrant surge, “when [Harris] speaks, she speaks for me,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki later appeared to clarify the vice president’s responsibilities, stating that she is only tasked with tackling the “root causes” of the problem, as the New York Post noted.

Even so, it was assumed by many that Harris would travel to the southern border to gain a first-hand perspective of conditions on the ground, yet she has not announced any plans to make such a journey, despite traveling to at least three different states in recent days, and has not held a press conference to discuss proposed actions in response to the crisis.

During a trip to Connecticut, Harris touted the childcare assistance policies included in the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill recently passed by Congress. She also traveled home to California over the Easter holiday, during which time she promoted the president’s massive infrastructure plan currently under consideration back in D.C. At another stop in Chicago, Harris outlined the administration’s ongoing COVID-19 response efforts, promoted widespread vaccination, and made a publicized stop at a local bakery to grab a piece of cake, as the Examiner noted.

Republican condemnation of Harris’ ongoing silence on the border crisis has been building in recent weeks, with GOP National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel writing in a Fox News opinion piece:

Given the scale of the crisis – exemplified by children being thrown over walls and the clear potential of a COVID-19 super-spreading event – one would expect the vice president to immediately jump on Air Force Two and get to the border.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich also slammed the administration’s inaction, claiming that Harris and other White House officials have failed to respond to his invitation for the vice president to tour his state’s border region and saying, “I guess if you were a philosopher you would say no response is a very loud response, because we’ve not received any response.”

Adding to the chorus of criticism was Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy who demanded that Harris attend a classified FBI and CIA briefing related to two Yemeni nationals on the terror watch list who were reportedly caught illegally crossing the southern border earlier this year, opining, “I know she hasn’t been to the border. I don’t know if she’s ever been briefed on this…this is about the security of our nation.”

With a majority of Americans now disapproving of the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis, it remains to be seen how much longer Harris will be able to evade the responsibilities delegated to her by the commander in chief and shirk accountability for the disaster that continues to unfold.

110 Responses

  1. Isn’t there someone in DC that can make Harris do her job? What a fluster cluck going on in DC! Disgusting and disgraceful!

  2. In 1812 your original citizens decided to attack the British troops who were few in number as the top troops were busy securing England fighting Napoleon. England survived and today has the ability of removing a poor Prime Minister(Attlee 1951) as the Monarch and call for a general election. With Biden in power don’t you wish it would have been better to loose in 1812. and now get rid of him and his gang of leftish dumb nuts.

  3. Hey Kamala, it’s not a “no show” job. She’s not qualified for VP let alone POTUS. Hey Kamala, resign now and go laugh your life away.

  4. Harris does not care about the crisis at the border, one that Biden let loose, the entire administration is a disgrace to this nation

  5. It’s obvious that her “heiress” couldn’t be bothered with the situation at the border which only goes to prove that she doesn’t give two s***s about the American people and it’s values. Hopefully Biden does the right thing and Kicks her a** out of the Vice Presidency’s office. She should have never been nominated for the position in the first place.

  6. I am convinced that those who voted for the Biden-Harris ticket didn’t do their homework . It was common knowledge that Joe Biden got nothing accomplished in politics except get rich. I don’t have a problem with anyone becoming wealthy as long as they do it legally and morally. We all need to pray that Kamala or Hillary and Nancy never becomes President. So far the Biden administration is a big joke on the U.S.A. taxpayer

  7. Kamala Harris & Joe Biden! Under the Constitutional they took should be held responsible for this severe crisis at the border for lack of control of their positions. As President & Vice President
    Shall be charged for Demestic Terrorism,
    & prosecuted for High Treason for their part in the border bringing unsafe and insecure under their watch. And should be put in jail for abusing their oath to the Constitution & the American People ! Charges should be brought through the Supreme Court justice system & charges of Domestic Terrorism & Treason against the United States Constitution & every American citizen who’s lives they have destroyed with inaction they have created at the border. They are responsible for the crisis they created. !

  8. Any normal person not doing their job would be fired let’s get her the hell out of the Whitehouse effective immediately impeach her and impeach posluttski too for being stupid and impeach biden for being so out in outer space he doesn’t even know how to lead his dogs to the food dish

  9. I just can not imagine that all of the Biden-Harris team advisers are not pushing them to address the Border issue. Or are they all a bunch of idiots. I guess I answered my own question. Notice I said Biden-Harris team . I will never acknowledge or refer to them as President or Vice President

  10. LET’S HOPE SO SHE DISAPPEARS FOR GOOD. .SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT. SHE CAN’T EVEN FOLLOW THE RULES TO SHOW UP. SHE SHOULD BE KICK OUT AND SENT BACK TO THE HELL SHE CAME FROM. HOPE WE GET PRESIDENT TRUMP BACK IN AND THIS WHOLE BIDEN MESS GOES AWAY. BEFORE OUR COUNTRY TURNS INTO A COMMUNISTS COUNTRY WITH THESE DEMOCRATS, GOD HELPS US GET RID OF THESE COMMUNIST PEOPLE BEFORE IT IS TO LATE.

  11. Kamel Toe’s idea ifor the border is free crack, tequila, and stimulus checks. That ought to keep them quiet for at least a week or two.

  12. Elections have made all of us aware of Dems plans for taking control of everthing. Its time for the country to turn against them.

  13. President Biden and Vice President Harris Are both illegitimate. They tried not win the 2020 election. It was won by fraud!!! Everyone with half a brain knows this to true and factual!!!!!

  14. Biden Harris needs to be removed emmediatly there destroying our country trump might had not been perfect but he was putting we the people first

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