Vice President Kamala Harris received criticism after appearing at a Pride Walk and Rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, becoming the first vice president to participate in the event.
“Happy pride, everyone!” she said Sunday in a White House video celebrating Pride Month, according to the Washington Times.
“I want you to know, we see you, we hear you, and the president and I will not rest until everyone has equal protection under the law,” Harris added.
The New York Post reported Harris saying at the event, ““We need to make sure that our transgender community and our youth are all protected. We need, still, protections around employment and housing.”
She added, “There is so much more work to do, and I know we are committed.”
Critics argued Harris found time to march in a Pride parade but has yet to visit the nation’s southern border after more than 10 weeks as the nation’s immigration response leader.
Harris visited Guatemala’s president and traveled to Mexico City last week to meet with leaders regarding the “root issues” of migration. However, she still has yet to announce plans to visit America’s southern border.
The contrast appears to emphasize the Biden-Harris agenda that strongly supports LGBT rights while advocating for open borders. The combination has led to progressive support, but much frustration from conservatives who desire secure borders for the nation.