Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar criticized Vice President Kamala Harris over her lack of response to problems along the nation’s southern border, according to a New York Times article.
“I say this very respectfully to her: I moved on,” Cuellar said. “She was tasked with that job, it doesn’t look like she’s very interested in this, so we are going to move on to other folks that work on this issue.”
Cuellar has now chosen to work directly with others in the White House who will at least respond to his communications.
Harris was tasked to lead the immigration response in March. After criticism for not visiting the border, she eventually made a brief appearance, but has yet to offer any strong sign of help.
The border crisis has continued to grow throughout President Joe Biden’s first year, with more than 1.7 million illegal immigrants crossing the southern border this year.
Harris has argued she has been treated differently because of her race and gender.
Vice President Kamala Harris has told confidants that news coverage of her would be different if she were a white male, The New York Times reported.
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Despite her claims, the vice president has failed to respond to the task, leaving others with problems to address through other means.