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A whopping 56 Republican lawmakers are calling on Joe Biden to replace Kamala Harris as the official tasked with addressing the migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
GOP Rep. Glenn Grothman wrote a damaging letter directed to Harris, pointing out her obvious failure to visit the border: “The @VP STILL hasn’t visited the border. You can’t truly know the situation until you speak with people on the ground. I and 55 of my colleagues sent this letter to @POTUS demanding her removal from this position because 180k encounters, a 21-year high, is unacceptable.”
Grothman tore into Harris, saying: “Despite being in the midst of a border crisis this country has not seen in two decades, Vice President Harris has not yet shown adequate interest in observing this crisis first-hand. In the 85 days since the Vice President has been tasked with solving this crisis, she has yet to visit the border and meet with Border Patrol agents, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, and local law enforcement officials.”
— Rep. Glenn Grothman (@RepGrothman) June 17, 2021
As for Harris, she was given the task of being the “border czar” more than 80 days ago and still has not made her way to the border of the U.S. and Mexico.
Biden announced on March 24 that Harris would lead the administration’s efforts at the border, and she has not visited one time to even hold a press event on the crisis.
Harris is 100% appointed to “handle” the border crisis and she has not visited the border one time since Biden named her.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently took aim at Harris and said she has failed to respond to his invitation to tour the crisis at the US-Mexico border.
“I guess if you were a philosopher you would say no response is a very loud response because we’ve not received any response,” Brnovich said.
Harris needs to “look into the eyes of people being smuggled across the border, being exploited by the cartels and realize this is a humanitarian crisis on so many levels,” Brnovich said.
He accused Harris of being someone who has “completely trivialized the issue by putting someone in charge who flat out just doesn’t care.”
Also, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, predicted that Harris “is not going to be able to solve this crisis” after he and 17 other GOP senators visited the border in his home state, adding that the migrant crisis has become Biden’s “biggest political mess.”
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says the only reason that Harris was put in charge of the border crisis was that everyone knows “she wouldn’t do anything” about it.”