“I haven’t been to Europe,” Vice President Kamala Harris actually argued Tuesday in her latest attempt to justify not visiting the US-Mexico border. Well, it makes as much sense as the rest of the Biden-Harris approach to this crisis. Harris is an idiot and proved it.
In Guatemala as part of her assignment to address “root causes” of the border surge, Harris chatted with NBC’s Lester Holt, who asked why she hasn’t visited the border in the 11 weeks since President Joe Biden made her point person on the issue. “At some point, you know, we are going to the border,” Harris said. “We’ve been to the border. So this whole thing about the border. We’ve been to the border.”
Holt replied, “You haven’t been to the border” (as veep); she Harris countered, “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.” Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted nearly 900,000 migrants from Oct. 1, 2020, to May 31 of this year, according to preliminary data obtained by Axios on Monday. Last month alone saw 170,000 apprehended. And the number not from Mexico or the Northern Triangle is up to 50,000, five times the level in January.