HOMELAND SECURITY – A full three months after President Biden named her immigration ‘czar,’ and only five days before former President Trump’s planned visit, Vice President Kamala Harris is finally heading to the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday. Critics, including me, have challenged her regularly for not making the trek to see the border chaos personally and meet with U.S. and local border officials.
Harris’ announcement came soon after Donald Trump said last week he will visit the border on Wednesday, June 30. Now, after 91 days as ‘czar’ Harris will beat him there by five days. Her planned trip follows a bungled trip to the Northern Triangle, where she ‘flew over’ the border, the President of Guatemala blamed Team Biden for the increased illegal migration to the U.S., and five straight months of increases in migrant crossings.
Trump released a statement Wednesday claiming Harris is only going to the border now because he decided to go to the border. Trump’s statement read:
After months of ignoring the crisis at the Southern Border, it is great that we got Kamala Harris to finally go and see the tremendous destruction and death that they’ve created—a direct result of Biden ending my very tough but fair Border policies,’ Trump celebrated in a statement from his Save America political action committee email on Wednesday.
Harris and Biden were given the strongest Border in American history. And now, it is by far the worst in American history,’ he continued. ‘If Governor Abbott and I weren’t going there next week, she would have never gone!’
Politico reported that about a dozen members of the Republican Study Committee, the largest group of House Republicans, will also join Trump on the trip. But to hammer home their point, just two days ahead of the Harris trip, 21 House Republicans, led by Colorado’s Lauren Boebert, introduced a bill to censure President Biden over his failure to secure the border in his more than five months as president.
The Daily Mail reported:
‘President Biden passed the buck to cackling Kamala, when he tapped Ms. Harris as border czar. Her work on the border is nonexistence, it’s a joke – and even she laughs. But it’s not funny,’ Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert said in announcing the censure on Wednesday.
‘This administration has not lifted a finger to end this crisis and secure our southern border,’ she continued. ‘They must be held accountable.
Texas Governor Abbott Tweeted: ‘Kamala Harris to Finally Visit Border Months after Being Tapped to Handle Migrant Crisis’ – “After 91 days of being Border Czar, VP Harris is not even going where the crisis is taking place! Interesting timing…”
‘Kamala Harris to Finally Visit Border Months after Being Tapped to Handle Migrant Crisis’
After 91 days of being Border Czar, VP Harris is not even going where the crisis is taking place!
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 23, 2021