Vice-President Kamala Harris, who was recently selected by President Biden to oversee the ongoing border crisis, is now blaming the chaos on failure to adapt to climate change.
Harris made the bizarre remarks during a speech to the Washington Conference on the Americas on Tuesday.
As Fox News reports:
Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday claimed that a lack of “climate adaptation and climate resilience” in Northern Triangle countries was one of the root causes of the migration crisis at the southern U.S. border — along with a list of other issues including violence and government corruption.
Republicans have pointed to the rolling back of Trump-era border protections like construction of the border wall and the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) for the surge in migration at the southern border this year — which has left the Biden administration scrambling to house them, and has seen migrants being released into the interior without court dates…
Harris has cited weather and climate issues before when talking of “root causes.” Recently, in a Northern Triangle roundtable in April, she spoke extensively of the list of issues she believes are root causes.
“We are looking at extensive storm damage because of extreme climate, we’re looking at drought in an area in a region where agriculture is one of the most traditionally important basis for their economy, we’re looking at what’s happening in terms of food scarcity as a result of that and in fact, incredible food insecurity, which we used to call hunger food insecurity,” she said.
It seems that Harris’s attempt to somehow bring climate change into the discussion on the border crisis may allow her to claim that the only way to solve the migrant crisis is by doubling down on a massive new ‘Green New Deal’. to fight climate change.