Vice President Kamala Harris was in Guatemala on Monday as part of her assignment from President Joe Biden to address the “root causes” of northward migration to the U.S. southern border by Central American migrants.
In an interview conducted during that visit, Harris acknowledged that there would be no “quick fix” or “immediate return” on the “real work” she was doing to address the migration issue, Breitbart reported.
In other words, the vice president admitted that what she is doing is inconsequential and will result in no readily apparent improvements to the crisis-level migrant surge that Americans are witnessing at our nation’s southern border.
Don’t expect changes at the border
On Tuesday, Harris spoke with NBC News anchor Lester Holt about her calls for more financial investments in corrupt Central American nations — from U.S. taxpayers, major corporations, and allied nations — to address poverty and lack of economic opportunity.
The vice president insisted the aid was necessary in order to help the people of those nations bypass the “corrupt institutions” that govern them and reduce the exodus toward America’s border.
Holt asked, “So, how quickly does this change what we see at the border?”
“There’s not going to be a quick fix. We’re not going to see an immediate return. But we’re going to see progress,” Harris replied. “The real work is going to take time to manifest itself. Will it be worth it? Yes. Will it take some time? Yes.”
Can’t answer a straightforward question
That answer and others, such as a bumbling response to a straightforward query about visiting the border herself, prompted the Washington Examiner’s T. Beckett Adams to opine that Harris is obviously “in way over her head” in terms of her capabilities as vice president.
Holt, noting the criticism Harris has received from Republicans for not having visited the southern border since taking office, asked, “Do you have any plans to visit the border?”
“At some point, you know, we are going to the border,” Harris replied with a laugh. “We’ve been to the border. So, this whole thing about the border. We’ve been to the border. We’ve been to the border.” Holt interjected, “You haven’t been to the border,” to which Harris, again with a laugh, retorted, “And I haven’t been to Europe. And I mean, I don’t understand the point you’re making.”
.@LesterHoltNBC pushes Harris on the border including why she hasn’t visited.
Harris: “We’ve been the border.”
Holt: “YOU haven’t been to the border.”
Harris: “…..and I haven’t been to Europe. I don’t understand the point you’re making.”
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) June 8, 2021
“Harris brings nothing to the table. She is clearly in over her head. She can’t even fake an answer to an easy and 100% predictable question about the immigration crisis,” Adams concluded. “Yet, Harris is the number No. 2 person in the White House anyway. Good luck figuring that one out.”