Vice President Kamala Harris was tapped by President Joe Biden last month to take charge of the escalating crisis on the southern U.S. border. But in the weeks since, the VP has faced harsh criticism for not only failing to hold a press conference on the situation, but also failing to visit the border herself to get a feel for what’s really going on.
According to Breitbart, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently joined the ranks of other high-profile Republicans who have condemned Harris’ apparent inaction on the matter, demanding in a letter that she make a trip to the border and “see the crisis” that she and Biden created.
In his letter, the Texas governor revealed that there have been a number of reports of abuse and neglect stemming from some of the facilities at the U.S.–Mexico border, which are well over their stated maximum capacity for holding unaccompanied minors.
Abbott went on to rip the Biden administration for ignoring cries for help, adding that the lack of action is only serving to bolster human trafficking at the border.
“Given your new role as the administration’s Border Czar, I urge you to visit the border to see the crisis for yourself,” Abbott demanded of the vice president, adding that the Biden administration’s “policies embolden and enrich cartels, smugglers, and human traffickers who continue to ramp up their criminal operations.”
The governor also asked a number of questions of the White House, including what, if any, actions they’re taking to prevent minors from being assaulted and harmed on the way to the United States.
Abbott also asked the Biden administration to provide detailed responses on whether the unaccompanied minors are being released into the hands of child traffickers.
Indeed, Abbott held nothing back in his demands for Harris to begin taking the actions necessary to quash some of the damage being done, especially as it relates to migrant children.
“In your role as Border Czar, you have a duty to these children and the American people to act immediately. I implore you to act immediately to protect these children, secure the border, and end this crisis,” Abbott wrote.
According to The Street, the immigration numbers from March alone were staggering — even more so than the record set in February — with some 170,000 migrants flooding the southern U.S. border just last month.
High-profile Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have also come under fire as of late, with the speaker announcing last week that under Biden’s leadership, “We’re on a good path at the border.” Pelosi made the statement as the border crisis continued to spiral out of control, marking just how disconnected from reality most Democrats in Congress seem to be.
With Harris mostly absent on the issue and Biden continuing to spout whatever is on the teleprompter in front of him, the crisis at the southern border doesn’t appear to be a problem that will go away anytime soon. In fact, at this rate, it will likely get worse before it gets better.