White House press secretary Jen Psaki indicated that the White House is unsure whether Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the southern border in the future, according to The New York Post. What’s more, she didn’t bother to defend Harris, deflecting questions to the vice-president’s team.
When asked during a Tuesday press briefing whether Harris planned to go see the area she was tasked with fixing, the press secretary reiterated the same talking points but said that she didn’t have any new information about trips to offer:
“I think that at some point she may go to the border. We’ll see,” Psaki said at her daily press briefing.
She later added, “if it is constructive and it moves the ball forward for her to visit the border, she certainly may do that.”
The vice president was put in charge of the border crisis month ago by President Joe Biden and immediately announced her plan to address the “root causes” of migration.
Americans, specifically conservatives, have been questioning whether the “border czar” plans to see what is happening to Americans at the border, but with no affirmative answer to date.
When questioned by news anchor Lester Holt in an interview on the “Today” show about why she hadn’t visited the southern border she replied that “we” have been to the border:
“We’ve been to the border. So this whole thing about the border, we’ve been to the border,” Harris said, to which Holt replied, “You haven’t been to the border.”
Harris countered his correction saying, “And I haven’t been to Europe. And I mean, I don’t understand the point that you’re making. I’m not discounting the importance of the border.”