Fifty plus House Republicans have officially urged President Joe Biden to remove Vice president Kamala Harris from her leadership position for the border, according to Fox News.
The representatives cited the growing migrant crisis that has overwhelmed resources and personnel at the border, combined with the vice president’s resistance to actually visit and assess the damage.
Republicans accused Harris of “inaction” in a letter sent to the president in hopes it will spark change from the executive branch:
“Despite being in the midst of a border crisis this country has not seen in two decades, Vice President Harris has not yet shown adequate interest in observing this crisis first-hand,” the 56 lawmakers, led by Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wis., wrote.
“In the 85 days since the Vice President has been tasked with solving this crisis, she has yet to visit the border and meet with Border Patrol agents, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, and local law enforcement officials.”
This after the Biden administration defended its own stance on the border, saying with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas saying its strategy was working.
“We have a strategy,” Mayorkas said. “We are executing that strategy, I am confident in the strategy and I am confident in the proposal we have submitted to this Congress to best resource that strategy.”
Lawmakers, however, called out the Biden administration for ignoring its own compliance in the crisis, saying that they have incentivized migrants to enter make the trek north to enter the United States, by any means necessary:
“This country cannot afford another minute of inaction from Vice President Harris,” the lawmakers tell Biden as they urge him to replace Harris as the point-person for the crisis. “While you have publicly defended the Vice President, even you must be discouraged with her inaction.”