Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley dropped the hammer on Kamala Harris after her disastrous press interview where she tried to explain why she has not visited the border and turned a minor issue into a full-blown crisis for the VP’s political future. Whoever is advising Kamala better get moving because the longer this lasts the more it is going to hurt her and not just now but when she tries to run in 2024.
“This is embarrassing,” Haley said before adding, “Any leader knows you can’t fix what you can’t see. She hasn’t been on the ground, she hasn’t talked to Border Patrol—she doesn’t know what is happening there. They think that if they don’t go it won’t be real. It’s very real. No one has given her the job of Europe. She’s got the job of the border. You know what says do not come—when you show up at the border and you really have actions speak louder than words.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted Kamala as well saying, “It seemed like a hostage video she was just reading the words. Everything that she has said, everything Joe Biden has said, and more importantly everything Joe and Kamala have done has sent exactly the opposite message.
He continued: “We’ve seen in the 5 months they’ve been in office an absolute disaster unfolding at the border. In that entire interview what you don’t hear is any willingness to fix the problem. They can fix the problem tomorrow, and they can fix the problem by ending ‘catch and release’ and by reinstating the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy.
“But they won’t. And so instead, she laughs it off and says ‘well, I haven’t been to Europe.’ Well, okay, you haven’t been to Europe, you haven’t been to Australia. But we don’t have an Australian border crisis, we don’t have a border crisis in Europe.
“We have a border crisis on the southern border, come to Texas, come to the Rio Grande Valley, come to McAllen, come see the cages that the Biden-Harris administration has built.
“And then even more importantly, stand up and be willing to enforce our laws to fix it, because that’s not what they’re doing right now,” Ted said.
Below is the NBC interview that has Vice President Kamala Harris in water.
“Do you have any plans to visit the border?” asked Holt. “I – at some point – you know – we are going to the border. We’ve been to the border,” Harris said. “So this whole – this whole – this whole thing about the border. We’ve been to the border. We’ve been to the border.”
Holt wasn’t buying the spin and asked, “You haven’t been to the border.”
“I – and I haven’t been to Europe. And I mean, I don’t – I don’t understand the point that you’re making,” Harris said before adding “I’m not discounting the importance of the border.”
“Listen, I care about what’s happening at the border,” Harris said. I’m “in Guatemala because my focus is dealing with the root causes of migration.”
“There may be some who think that that is not important, but it is my firm belief that if we care about what’s happening at the border, we better care about the root causes and address them. And so that’s what I’m doing.”
Harris said yesterday at a press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei:
“I want to emphasize that the goal of our work is to help Guatemalans find hope at home, at the same time I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making the dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border – do not come, do not come.
“The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border.
“There are legal methods by which migration can and should occur but we, as one of our priorities, will discourage illegal migration and I believe if you come to our border you will be turned back.”
Cringe. Kamala Harris doesn't get it.— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) June 8, 2021
Holt: "Do you have any plans to visit the border?"
Harris: "We've been to the border. We've been the border."
Holt: "YOU haven't been to the border."
Harris: "…..and I haven't been to Europe. I don't understand the point you're making." pic.twitter.com/fFXMf8X0b6