On Sunday, Kamala Harris chooses to post a picture of her aboard a private plane than fixing the crisis taking place along the US-Mexico border.
Vice President Kamala Harris is feeling so good on her latest Twitter post that put her in the hot seat as more Americans are calling her out for her lack of action on the border crisis.
“Brighter days are ahead,” she posted a caption on her Twitter account.
Brighter days are ahead. pic.twitter.com/UiLhRPON0l
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) April 11, 2021
The president assigned Harris to oversee the administration’s handling of the illegal immigration crisis, yet she has done nothing. She has not even thrown any press conference on the issue, and it appears that she hasn’t even visited the border.
This has been confirmed by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich over the weekend that Vice President Kamala Harris has failed to respond to his official invitation to tour the humanitarian crisis taking place along the US-Mexico border.
“I guess if you were a philosopher you would say no response is a very loud response because we’ve not received any response,” Brnovich told Fox Business’ Dagen McDowell.
This assignment has been appointed by Joe Biden more than 19 days ago but has so far failed to deliver any major address on the border crisis.
“Her assigned efforts on immigration, which includes overseeing diplomatic efforts with Northern Triangle countries, fit into a broader trend of the administration delegating substantial foreign policy responsibilities to her. For example, she has held calls with major world leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu,” reports Fox News.
“Since the beginning of the administration and a week after Biden’s announcement, Harris has fielded questions from the media but has yet to hold a formal press conference. Meanwhile, the border crisis captivated the nation’s attention and raised a series of concerns about national security and the stability of the U.S. immigration system as a whole,” adds Fox.
“So this new surge we’re dealing with now started with the last administration, but it’s our responsibility to deal with it humanely and to – and to stop what’s happening,” Biden said last Wednesday.
“And so, this increase has been consequential, but the vice president has agreed – among the multiple other things that I have her leading – and I appreciate it – agreed to lead our diplomatic effort and work with those nations to accept re- – the returnees, and enhance migration enforcement at their borders – at their borders.”
On Tuesday, Harris’ seeming absence from border-related issues drew criticism from three Homeland Security officials who served in the Trump administration – former acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf, former acting deputy DHS Secretary Ken Cuccinelli, and former Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner Mark Morgan.
“I’d say the vice president … needs to go to the border, needs to understand the conditions that are being experienced, needs to understand and talk to the men and women of the Border Patrol … because it’s all interrelated,” Wolf said at a Heritage Foundation news briefing.
Psaki told reporters that Roberta Jacobson, the administration’s departing border-policy coordinator, was involved in negotiating the deal, but Psaki declined to disclose any details about whether Harris played a role, the AP reported.
“Black women deserve to be heard,” Harris said. “And like all people, they must be treated with dignity.”
Also, she visited the Capitol Rotunda to pay her respects to Capitol Police Officer William Evans, 41, whose body was lying in honor after he was killed when a suspect rammed a vehicle into him at a barricade outside the Capitol. The suspect was later killed by police, on Tuesday
After President Biden arrived she also appeared, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had paid their respects to the late officer, the New York Post reported.
She also attended an event in Washington on Tuesday to mark Black Maternal Health Week, where she led a discussion on why African American women are two to three times more likely to die because of childbirth than other women, The Associated Press reported.
Vice President claimed that Black women were the victims of biases that result in them not receiving adequate treatment for conditions such as postpartum depression.