Vice President Kamala Harris has refused to meet with House Republicans about the growing immigration problems along the nation’s southern border, but found time to make stops in North Carolina instead.
The vice president visited Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, and an electric bus manufacturer in High Point to promote the Biden administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan. She also took a seat at the same lunch counter where four Black students started a sit-in movement.
“The American Jobs Plan is not just about fixing what has been. It’s about building what can be,” Harris said during her college stop.
“It’s pretty simple: A good job allows people the freedom to build the life you want, to reach as high as you want, to aspire,” she added.
As Harris traveled to the Tarheel State, she avoided mention of the border crisis. The vice president was tapped by Biden last month to lead the immigration response.
Four weeks later, Harris has yet to hold a major press conference on immigration. Neither she nor Biden have any current plans to visit the nation’s southern border to see the impact firsthand.
Harris has also avoided meetings with Republican leadership. GOP House leaders wrote to the vice president Monday.
“The crisis at the southern border is a creation of the radical policies of the Biden-Harris Administration. Because President Biden has delegated leadership in this area to you, we respectfully request a meeting prior to April 30, 2021, to discuss how the Biden-Harris Administration plans to end this unprecedented border catastrophe,” wrote Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), John Katko (R-NY) and James Comer (R-KY).