It's been 30 days since President Joe Biden picked Vice President Kamala Harris as "the most qualified person" to figure out a way to stem the surge of migrants at the southern border. While she has not been to the southern border, the vice president, did, however, travel to the northern border on Friday, during a visit to New Hampshire to promote the so-called infrastructure bill. Such a priority did not go unnoticed by the NHGOP and others though, who pointed out Harris was at the "wrong border."
.@VP now that you’ve take the time to tour one of the Northernmost states in the U.S., will you finally take a trip to the Southern ones in desperate need of your attention?— NHGOP (@NHGOP) April 23, 2021
Asking on behalf of all Americans. #nhpolitics #BorderCrisis #bidensbordercrisis #WrongBorder pic.twitter.com/O6ctBoHCuQ
Welcome to the #WrongBorder, @VP @KamalaHarris! As you travel over 2,300 miles away from El Paso, our country would be better served with an official visit to our southern border, not a campaign trip for @Maggie_Hassan. #BidenBorderCrisis #NHPolitics https://t.co/ZzNOVHegCD— NHGOP (@NHGOP) April 23, 2021
RNC spokesperson Rachel Lee on @VP NH visit.— Kevin Landrigan (@KlandriganUL) April 23, 2021
“30 days ago,Joe Biden appointed Kamala Harris to fix the growing border crisis, but instead of finally going to the border, she came to NH to use Granite Staters as a political prop." #fitn #nhpolitics
Wrong border state, Kamala! pic.twitter.com/aXiHtiKmte— GOP (@GOP) April 23, 2021
Vice President Harris was there to promote the American Jobs Plan, which is the so-called infrastructure bill, and has been spun every which way by various members of the administration and their supporters, and is in reality a partisan spending bill. While just about anything and everything is considered "infrastructure" under the legislation, only about 6 percent actually goes towards infrastructure.
In her remarks, Harris gave a shout-out to the state's Democratic senator, Jeanne Shaheen, who is up for re-election in 2022. The bill, the vice president emphasized is about "investing in the skills" of Americans. She also referenced President Biden's "building back better comments." In saying that "the American jobs plan is about infrastructure," and that "it's about roads and bridges," she also claimed "it's about child care, it's about a number of things."
Spencer has included more of her remarks and the infrastructure bill in his reporting here.
The critics of Harris' role in handling the surge of migrants at the border have been proved correct it looks like, as the vice president has failed to travel to the southern border or hold a press conference there.
Apparently, the border crisis is now a laughing matter for the Biden administration.— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 22, 2021
WATCH: VP Kamala Harris laughs when asked if she has any plans to visit the border. pic.twitter.com/z3AdoFX0Dq
More recently, Republicans Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, John Katko of New York, and James Comer of Kentkucky on Monday sent a letter to Vice President Harris on Monday, the same day she traveled to North Carolina, where she also promoted the legislation.
?? #BREAKING: @Jim_Jordan, @RepJohnKatko, and @RepJamesComer request meeting with @VP Kamala Harris to discuss how the Biden-Harris Administration plans to end the #BidenBorderCrisis. pic.twitter.com/rMPddD5Qh6— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) April 19, 2021
The vice president has spoken with the presidents of Guatemala and Mexico will at some point visit those countries, as Reagan reported, or so Harris claims.
On Thursday, Harris did address the crisis at the border during a philanthropic roundtable, but with a mention on climate change. "Again, we’re looking at the issue of climate resiliency, and then the concern about the lack of economic opportunity," she offered, while also suggesting "We have to give people a sense of hope, a sense of hope that help is on the way, a sense of hope that if they stay, things will get better."
To address the acute factors and root causes of migration, we’re building a comprehensive strategy with governments, international institutions, the private sector, and community organizations. I met with foundation leaders to discuss their crucial work in the Northern Triangle. pic.twitter.com/FjTxLRKOoA— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) April 22, 2021
Those comments come as the vice president is yet another member of the administration to insert climate change, to connect to other issues, or even to prioritize climate change over those issues.
Climate czar John Kerry last weekend went to China where he explicitly and repeatedly mentioned he was prioritizing climate change agreements with his Chinese counterparts and that it was "very important to try to keep those other things away."