Two months into his administration, the president designated Vice President Kamala Harris to be his “point person” on the border issue, a decision which, along with a number of other actions Biden has made in the past two years turned out to be disastrous.
Harris' priorities have been challenged by many, even some of the MSM, as the crisis at the borders grew worse. In one instance, Harris was seen in a New Jersey bakery in mid-October last year, eating treats with Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) At the same time, DHS Sec. Mayorkas and other top officials from the government were having crucial high-level discussions with Mexico's president regarding the border issue.
This wasn't the first time Harris was seen eating treats during a crisis. In the week after Biden declared her role as the border czar, Harris was spotted in a Chicago bakery. When asked the reason Harris was at the bakery instead of going to the border, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that Harris was “allowed” to have a treat like all other American. She totally disregarded the obvious fact about how awful the picture was.
She was later shamed into a border visit by President Donald Trump in the summer of 2021. It didn't help with the situation in the region. She appeared to merely have a photo shoot.
We are now one month away from crucial midterm elections in which illegal immigration is a most important issue for voters and while record number in illegal migrants are crossing into the United States, and Harris is set to make another visit to Texas.
However, it is not to visit the border.
Harris is scheduled to visit Austin on Saturday, to help raise funds in support of Texas Democrats. According to the New York Post, there is no plan for Harris to move further south.
But there are currently no plans for Harris — who has been slammed for remaining silent about the ongoing humanitarian crisis even when migrants were literally dropped off outside her home — to travel further south while she’s there, sources told The Post on Tuesday.
Texas GOP Rep. Tony Gonzales, whose district stretches from immigration hot zone Del Rio to just outside El Paso, said he hadn’t been made aware of any possible visits to his district by Harris during her trip to the Lone Star State.
“I don’t understand why the Vice President just won’t take an hour plane ride to the border and just listen, talk to people, just show up and say, ‘Hey, we are here to help.’ Just say, ‘The administration hasn’t abandoned you’ … something!”
Their priorities include trying to aid Democrats in red states who are holding out hope that this time Beto O'Rourke is actually capable of winning an election.
Harris isn't the only Democrat to be criticized recently for putting fundraising above the public's priorities. In the past week, Biden appeared at an elegant D.C. Democratic Governors Association gathering just hours after Hurricane Ian hit the southwest of Florida in a decision that would have caused the media to be angry if a Republican president did the exact same thing.
In any case, even though it's not listed on Harris' official schedule, there's a chance that she'll travel there unannounced. It could similar to the trip she took to El Paso in June 2021. If she does, it won’t be well received, since many people in the region are tired of the administration's constant ranting from both sides of their mouths but failing to properly and effectively tackle the issue.