Vice President Harris is supposedly in charge of getting at the “root causes” of the border crisis. As the highest-ranking administration official working on immigration issues, Harris has some obligation to speak when things are going terribly, as they are now with thousands of Haitians living in squalid conditions at the border. Does she not care about them?
Harris will certainly take credit if the immigration crisis improves, suggesting her “root causes” effort helped. But she doesn’t want to own the whole thing — just anything good that might happen.
Even the Left isn’t buying it.
According to the Daily Caller:
MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle slammed Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday for neglecting her duty as “border czar” during the ongoing crisis at the southern border.
“How about the message from our vice president, where is she? She was supposed to be in charge of all of these migration issues, going to those Northern Triangle countries that’s obviously not Haiti, that was one of her first international trips with the message do not come here illegally,” Ruhle said on MSNBC.
“People aren’t listening. What is she saying now?” she added.
Harris has not yet made public plans to visit the southern border, as reportedly over 10,000 Haitians have set up camp under the Del Rio International Bridge. President Joe Biden put her in charge to lead the administration’s response to the border crisis.
The Vice President does have plans to go on “The View” on Friday, but there has not been a border trip scheduled. Harris visited the U.S.-Mexico border in June after declining to go for months.
As a commentator in the video below notes, the Haitian influx is Harris’s failure, because they went through Mexico, which isn’t acting to stop them.