Vice President Kamala Harris’s excuse for not having visited the southern U.S. border last year during the Biden administration’s ongoing border crisis was “and I haven’t been to Europe.”
Now Harris is on official White House business in Europe, thousands of miles away from Biden’s border crisis, to bring “peace and security” to the borders of Ukraine. While border officials struggle to keep up with the 153,941 illegal aliens they encountered pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border in January, Harris is busy in Germany talking with other European leaders on how to “bolster unity as concern grows about Russian troops at Ukraine’s border.”
Biden tapped Harris as his border czar early last year, but it took her months to make a trek to observe the crisis her open-borders administration created. Initially, the VP claimed she was focused on the “root causes” of the migration influx and wasn’t in a rush to visit despite the growing humanitarian crisis and a record-breaking number of illegal aliens getting arrested trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border each month. When former President Donald Trump announced he was making a border trip himself, Harris quickly jumped on the bandwagon.
Harris finally arrived in El Paso in June of last year but failed to do much other than defend why exactly it took her so long to get there in the first place.
“Well, it’s not my first trip,” Harris said. “I’ve been to the border many times. So, the important aspect of this visit is leading this visit after the work that we did in Guatemala. … I’ve said back in March I’m going to come to the border. This is not a new plan, but the reality of it is that we have to deal with causes, and we have to deal with the effects.”
Now, just a few weeks in to the Ukraine-Russia tension, Harris is scrambling to lead the U.S. delegation at the Munich Security Conference in what some Democrat-fawning corporate media outlets have labeled the “most critical foreign trip of her vice presidency.”
While Harris threatens to take “corrective actions to ensure there will be severe consequences” against Russia if it invades Ukraine, she is silent on the extremely vulnerable U.S.-Mexico border ahead of peak illegal migration months and offers no plan of punishment for the human and drug smugglers exacerbating the crisis.
Instead of offering a plan of action or even reassurance to border states, which have to deal with the aftereffects of the Biden administration’s border negligence including increased illicit drug trafficking, Harris is parading around Europe calling attention to the problems of other nations while she ignores her own.
Harris is already extremely unpopular with Americans, and her refusal to acknowledge or address the border problems in the U.S. while actively advocating for the security of foreign borders is an even bigger slap in the face to voters who naively believed the Biden administration would make things better.