Kamala Harris has to answer a few questions
The Vice President is facing serious backlash at the moment. People are fed up with her ignorance and the way she (fails to) lead this country.
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Believe it or not, Harris had her very first international trip as vice president. Guess what… Her interview was horrible. Ignorant Harris was unable to answer simple questions.
Harris’ inability to answer simple questions and White House insiders are “perplexed.”
CNN has more details on this topic. Imagine this… CNN raised questions about Harris’ capabilities.
Here’s the video:
CNN is reporting that White House insiders are "perplexed” by Kamala Harris’ inability to answer simple questions after her first foreign trip. pic.twitter.com/xBrvZx0AWZ
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) June 9, 2021
Democrats and Republicans criticized Harris’ public appearance. She is not the right person to lead this country.
The Hill has more details:
Vice President Harris is enduring a difficult first foreign trip as vice president, highlighting the difficulty she faces in her role as the Biden administration’s chief official handling the flow of migrants from Central America.
After Harris bluntly told migrants “Don’t come here” in a press conference Monday, she was blasted by progressives in her party and at the same time was targeted by Republicans for not doing enough to help the ongoing problem at the border. And in an NBC News interview on Tuesday, Harris flubbed a response asking if she had plans to visit the border.
“We are going to the border, we’ve been to the border,” Harris said before NBC’s Lester Holt reminded her that she hasn’t been to the border. “And I haven’t been to Europe.”
Even Democrats conceded the trip hadn’t gone as well as it was intended.
“She is going to be haunted by this trip and this issue for as long as she is in politics,” said one Democratic strategist, in no uncertain terms. “The border is a thorny issue and she can’t win inside her party and she’ll be targeted for these comments for a long time from Republicans.”
“Issues like immigration are not the ones that anyone would sign up for given the obvious political risk,” Democratic strategist Joel Payne added.
At the press conference on Monday, Harris was pointed in her remarks: “As one of our priorities, we will discourage illegal migration. And I believe if you come to our border, you will be turned back.”
“Do not come. Do not come,” she followed up. “The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border.”
After she made the comments, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said it was “disappointing to see.”
“First, seeking asylum at any US border is a 100% legal method of arrival,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “Second, the US spent decades contributing to regime change and destabilization in Latin America. We can’t help set someone’s house on fire and then blame them for fleeing.”
The message, which Biden administration officials have been repeating for months, was an especially tough pill to swallow for immigration advocates and Hispanic leaders who’ve pushed Harris and the administration to embrace a more welcoming tone.
“The message should have been much more in our American tradition of being a country of immigrants,” said Domingo Garcia, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, the country’s oldest Latino civil rights organization.
Garcia added that the Biden administration’s border and Central America policies send a “muddled message” to the people of Central America, as migrant youth are allowed to claim asylum on the U.S.-Mexico border, but adults in the region are told to stay put.
And Garcia complained about the lack of input from Hispanic and immigrant communities in the United States on those policies, although he said the Biden administration’s community outreach compares well to former President Trump.
“They take us into consideration much more so than under Trump, but we’re not on the plane with Vice President Harris. There should have been Hispanic community leaders on the trip,” said Garcia.
“Republicans also seized on the comments and the trip overall.”
Harris made her way to Guatemala, but people welcomed her with signs reading “Trump Won” and “Kamala, Go Home!”
Donald Trump received different treatment. Supporters followed him throughout the area and showed their great love.
Tucker Carlson did an amazing monologue on Harris.
— Art Liles (@ArtLiles) June 8, 2021
Left-leaning Mediate confirmed the rumors swirling around the White House:
Unnamed White House “insiders” were left “perplexed” by the performance of Vice President Kamala Harris on her recent trip to Guatemala and Mexico to address the root causes of the immigration problems at the US Southern border.
This report comes from CNN’s Jeremy Diamond, who joined the vice president on her trip and shared his insights on CNN New Day Wednesday morning.
Early in this administration, President Joe Biden assigned Harris the unenviable task of ostensibly overseeing the hot-button political issue of the flow of migrants to the US-Mexico border. Harris’s team subsequently made clear that her focus would be on the systemic issues at play, focusing on the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, from which the majority of southern border migrants come. Solve the core issue, and not the symptoms, seems a critical component of a reasonable and effective approach.
Harris, however, has been a lightning rod for criticism from conservative media and politicians, who have been laser-focused on her unwillingness to visit the border since she took office.
One could argue that Harris refused to participate in what she has dismissed as a “grand gesture” of a border visit as unnecessary political theater, but her avoidance of the very same political theater has given fodder to her critics (who would likely criticize her regardless of what she said).
But Harris’s apparent dismissal of “playing the part” appears to have given rise to criticism from the left as well, or as the chyron read during the CNN segment read, “VP HARRIS TAKES CRITICISM FROM ALL SIDES IN FIRST FOREIGN TRIP.”
Diamond introduced the segment in a manner that won’t likely be well-received in the vice president’s press shop.
“The Vice President saw this trip as an opportunity to burnish her foreign policy credentials after entering office with very little foreign policy experience,” Diamond opened, adding, “She also hoped to make real progress on the root causes on migration from Central America.”
He then noted some success on the trip but then pivoted to focus on the touch of grey on the trip.
“There was certainly progress, but there are now concerns that some of that progress may have been overshadowed by her answers to some of these questions that her team knew that she would be facing,” he noted. “It’s left some of the administration officials perplexed, and the vice president’s team frustrated.”
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