Vice President Kamala Harris will reportedly visit the nation’s southern border on Friday, likely in an attempt to squash criticism for refusing to visit for more than 90 days after her appointment as President Joe Biden’s immigration response leader.
The Politico report shared on Wednesday that Harris is expected to visit El Paso, Texas, on Friday.
The news comes after former President Donald Trump recently announced he had accepted an invitation from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to visit the nation’s southern border.
“What Biden and Harris have done, and are continuing to do on our border, is a grave and willful dereliction of duty,” Trump said in a statement on Tuesday.
“My visit will hopefully shine a spotlight on these crimes against our Nation—and show the incredible people of ICE and Border Patrol that they have our unshakeable support.”
Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) tweeted, “She now has a chance to see what 100+ Repubs have witnessed firsthand.” His words clearly reveal Republicans have been the leaders in responding to the immigration crisis.
VP Kamala Harris should have visited the border months ago.
She now has a chance to see what 100+ Repubs have witnessed firsthand: the Biden admin’s open-border policies have created a crisis where children are endangered, families are exploited, and drug cartels are emboldened.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) June 23, 2021
Harris may visit the border on Friday, but will her visit lead to action? Many remain unconvinced that Biden nor Harris have any plan to stop the immigration surge along the nation’s southern border.