After 91 days of avoiding the crisis at the southern border while serving as the Biden administration’s point person, Vice President Kamala Harris announced on Wednesday that she will finally visit the border. Republican lawmakers took note of Harris’ months-long delay in doing the job she was appointed to, and pointed out that House and Senate Republicans have taken multiple trips to the border.
We need the Administration to finally take this seriously, and I’ll continue to urge them to come to the table and support any efforts to secure our border. Each day they refuse to act, migrants are dying on this dangerous trek.— Rep. Tony Gonzales (@RepTonyGonzales) June 23, 2021
And it only took...91 days.— Rep. Nancy Mace (@RepNancyMace) June 23, 2021
Maybe soon the "Border Czar" will be able to answer the questions @GOPOversight has been asking for months about how she plans to address the border crisis? https://t.co/lVGKUSaKNT
I hope that during this visit, the Vice President will speak with local law enforcement officers, CBP and elected officials and listen to the real effects of Biden’s open border policies.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) June 23, 2021
VP Kamala Harris should have visited the border months ago.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) June 23, 2021
She now has a chance to see what 100+ Repubs have witnessed firsthand: the Biden admin's open-border policies have created a crisis where children are endangered, families are exploited, and drug cartels are emboldened.
It took:— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) June 23, 2021
600,000 + illegal crossings
463,000lbs + of drugs seized
Dozens of U.S. Senators and House members traveling to the southern border
And mounting pressure from the American people for Kamala to finally schedule a trip to the border.
Harris' trip announcement comes after former President Trump revealed that he will visit the border next week, as Jim Jordan noted.
Thank you President Trump for getting Vice President Harris to finally go to the southern border.— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) June 23, 2021
She would never go without you announcing your trip first.