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HOMELAND SECURITY – A full three months after President Biden named her immigration ‘czar,’ and only five days before former President Trump’s planned visit, Vice President Kamala Harris is finally heading to the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday. Critics, including me, have challenged her regularly for not making the trek to see the border chaos personally and meet with U.S. and local border officials.

Harris’ announcement came soon after Donald Trump said last week he will visit the border on Wednesday, June 30. Now, after 91 days as ‘czar’ Harris will beat him there by five days. Her planned trip follows a bungled trip to the Northern Triangle, where she ‘flew over’ the border, the President of Guatemala blamed Team Biden for the increased illegal migration to the U.S., and five straight months of increases in migrant crossings.


Trump released a statement Wednesday claiming Harris is only going to the border now because he decided to go to the border. Trump’s statement read:

After months of ignoring the crisis at the Southern Border, it is great that we got Kamala Harris to finally go and see the tremendous destruction and death that they’ve created—a direct result of Biden ending my very tough but fair Border policies,’ Trump celebrated in a statement from his Save America political action committee email on Wednesday.

Harris and Biden were given the strongest Border in American history. And now, it is by far the worst in American history,’ he continued. ‘If Governor Abbott and I weren’t going there next week, she would have never gone!’

Politico reported that about a dozen members of the Republican Study Committee, the largest group of House Republicans, will also join Trump on the trip. But to hammer home their point, just two days ahead of the Harris trip, 21 House Republicans, led by Colorado’s Lauren Boebert, introduced a bill to censure President Biden over his failure to secure the border in his more than five months as president.

The Daily Mail reported:

‘President Biden passed the buck to cackling Kamala, when he tapped Ms. Harris as border czar. Her work on the border is nonexistence, it’s a joke – and even she laughs. But it’s not funny,’ Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert said in announcing the censure on Wednesday.

‘This administration has not lifted a finger to end this crisis and secure our southern border,’ she continued. ‘They must be held accountable.

Texas Governor Abbott Tweeted: ‘Kamala Harris to Finally Visit Border Months after Being Tapped to Handle Migrant Crisis’ – “After 91 days of being Border Czar, VP Harris is not even going where the crisis is taking place! Interesting timing…”

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Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Jay
Jay
1 year ago

So the —- of Babalon finally gets shamed to the border. If she has deemed the non crisis is in El paso, can the governor now turn the dogs loose on the non crisis on the other side of the state? GO DawgS.

JOHN
JOHN
1 year ago

She had 2% of the vote from the DNC for the Presidential debate forum. What the heck is she doing as America’s VP. A worse choice could not have been made.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 year ago
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She’s just a brain dead token

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 year ago

The problem is that she didn’t go to the border. The ho showed up just long enough to find out what the people there think of her