Fox News discovered on Sunday that Vice President Kamala Harris (D-CA) has been completely missing in action — in terms of news conferences and any other type of meaningful leadership — since the White House confirmed she would take a primary role in handling the growing immigration crisis.
Harris has gone 18 days without speaking to the public about her foremost task — negotiating with South American nations to address the explosion of migrants at our southern border.
Though the White House has downplayed her role in the issue, she is conspicuously avoiding the topic altogether, despite bipartisan agreement on Capitol Hill that the problem can no longer be ignored.
Both Harris and White House Spokeswoman Jen Psaki have also refused to answer repeated questions about when Harris — or President Biden for that matter — will visit the embattled border region.
Most recently, Psaki said on Wednesday that she’s “sure it will be soon” — cementing the Biden administration’s commitment to keeping the American people in the dark.
Harris’s role as immigration lead is becoming even more critical now that Biden’s border coordinator Roberta Jacobson will be stepping down from her position at the end of the month — yet Harris still won’t answer the most basic questions about how she plans to pick up Jacobson’s slack.
Fox News’ Chris Wallace speculated on Friday that Harris may be remaining mum on the issue because she doesn’t want her “fingerprints” on the growing disaster.
When the President first said that he was putting Kamala Harris, his vice president, in charge of the border, the sense was that he was putting her in charge of the border, the whole issue. And then a day or so later, the clarification came, well, no, she is not in charge of the border, she is in charge of diplomacy with Mexico and with the northern triangle countries to try to stem the flow to the border. She has had a couple of phone calls with top officials in those countries, but she hasn’t gone to the border, and she hasn’t gone to the northern triangle, and she hasn’t gone to Mexico, which kind of makes you wonder whether she knows this is a mess and doesn’t want her fingerprints on it.