October 5, 2022

Kamala Criticized Over Visiting Wrong Border

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By Ophelia Garrett

In Brief: 

From the beginning of the current administration, President Biden assigned tackling the US border crisis to Vice President Kamala Harris. Yet she continues to avoid the United States/Mexico border. However, the Vice President has managed to visit the border between South and North Korea. 

The Background: 

In the year and a half since Biden assigned our border protection to Vice President Kamala Harris, she has been notably absent from the United States/Mexico borders. It took her a full 3 months to even visit for the first and only time thus far. During what would be labeled an outright publicity stunt and theatrics, Kamala visited El Paso, a legal processing border and a Border Patrol station about nine miles from the Rio Grande, and approximately 800 miles from the border. 

However, now the uproar is over her visit to a different border: the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)  that separates North and South Korea. The White House has  been forced to scramble and acknowledge the trip after South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo inadvertently disclosed the vice president’s upcoming plans. 

The criticisms were fast incoming as well as hashtag #AMERICALAST. 

“Kamala is going to the Korean DMZ to review their border security. Would it be too much to ask for her to visit OUR BORDER!? Our country is being invaded, and Kamala’s biggest concern is to visit other nation’s borders. Kamala & Democrats are AMERICA LAST!!” tweeted Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX).

This came shortly on the heels of Harris telling NBC News, “The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed.” 

Notable Quotes: 

“@KamalaHarris​ ​will travel anywhere in the world but our US southern border that is under invasion every day by thousands of unknown people & deadly poisonous fentanyl. Here she goes to South Korea & Japan, 2 countries that would never allow the same​.” – Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) via Twitter.

“When VP Harris says our border is secure, she’s lying on behalf of this White House.” – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)

What do you think?