Vice President Kamala Harris appears to have reversed course in her comments while out of the country, according to The Washington Examiner.
Harris told the Guatemalan people that they should not come to the border between the United States and Mexico attempting to enter the country illegally during a Monday news conference:
“The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border,” she added.
Harris took her trip to the Central American country in order to help implement her plan to address the “root causes” of migration, including pushing American tax dollars toward things like hunger.
The vice president’s comments to the citizens of Guatamula are noteworthy because of her platform while running for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential primaries.
While on the campaign trail Harris said that the United States should decriminalize border crossing, saying on The View in 2019:
“Let me just be very clear: We have to have a secure border. But I am in favor of saying that we’re not going to treat people who are undocumented [and] cross the borders as criminals. That is correct.”
One social media user likely hit the nail on the head about the 180-degree change saying of Democrats “They are beginning to realize how an open border is going to cost them elections.”