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Vice President Kamala Harris, who was appointed by President Joe Biden over a year ago to serve as the “border czar,” again confirmed this week that she’s not doing her job and apparently has no intention to.
During a softball interview on Tuesday night, the VP joined late-night host Seth Myers and spoke about Republican governors bussing illegal aliens to Democrat-run cities across the country.
Harris did not argue in favor of securing the border or enforcing immigration laws. Instead, she blamed Republicans, calling it a “dereliction of duty” and suggested that the Biden administration has no solution to fix the border crisis.
“I think one of the nice things about the office is you get to live in the naval observatory. One of the current, I would say, downsides of that is the governor of Texas Greg Abbott is participating in a piece of political theater. He’s sending migrants, basically dropping them off at your doorstep. I don’t think that, you know, playing games with people’s lives is the solution to this problem. But based on the record amount of arrests at the border, it is a problem. I think we look to our leaders at times like these. What is the path forward,” Myers began.
“Well, let’s start with the first plan that you made I mean, we’re talking about people who have fled great harm. They fled great harm and they are coming here seeking refuge and talk about political theater, I mean, playing games with people’s lives. I mean, there are mothers with sleeping babies getting off those buses. And I just think it’s an absolute dereliction of duty if you see a problem and if we agree that we need to address it, then if you’re a leader, participate in a solution, right?” Harris responded.
She added: “When we first came in office, the first bill that we proposed was for a pathway to citizenship — was to fix a broken immigration system, which was broken under the previous administration. Participate in the solution because we are offering solutions. But instead, this gamesmanship with real human beings who trust us.”
Harris has also been dealing with busloads of migrants being shipped to her residence in Washington, D.C.
Last month, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent another busload of around 50 undocumented immigrants to the residence of Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday. And six more buses of migrants, sent from El Paso, Port Authority officials, arrived in New York City.
“The D.C. bus carried people mostly from Venezuela, including a one-month-old baby. Aid workers quickly whisked the migrants away to a local shelter,” the report said.
Minutes ago, a bus of migrants sent from Texas arrived outside the Naval Observatory in Washington DC. We’re told they’re from Venezuela and Nicaragua. Men, women, children – even newborns. This is the second bus to arrive outside of the VP’s residence this week. @NBCNews pic.twitter.com/P7dHGQ3CMJ
— Gary Grumbach (@GaryGrumbach) September 17, 2022
Now that the border crisis has literally come to Harris’ front door, she may have to address it.
It was Sunday when an interview with Harris aired on the NBC show “Meet The Press,” where she insisted that the border is secure.
“Final topic here. Since we’re here in Texas, I want to ask you about the border. Would you call the border secure?” host Chuck Todd said.
“I think that there is no question that we have to do what the president and I asked Congress to do, the first request we made: pass a bill to create a pathway to citizenship. The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed,” the vice president.
“We’re going to have two million people cross this border for the first time ever. You’re confident this border’s secure?” the host said.
“We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration. But there are still a lot of problems that we are trying to fix given the deterioration that happened over the last four years. We also have to put into place a law and a plan for a pathway for citizenship for the millions of people who are here and are prepared to do what is legally required to gain citizenship. We don’t have that in place because people are playing politics in a state like this and in Congress. By the way, you want to talk about bipartisanship on an issue that at one time was a bipartisan issue both in terms of Republican senators and even presidents,” she said.
Kamala Harris' statement that “we have a secure border” is further evidence that she’s either completely disconnected from reality or she's blatantly lying. Either way, she has no business being a heartbeat away from the presidency. pic.twitter.com/oR0ajRgFU6
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) September 15, 2022
But this week Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent more than 100 immigrants from Eagle Pass, Texas to a place near the vice president’s residence at Harris’s Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.
And one of the migrants who was sent there contradicted what the vice president said.
“It’s open, not closed,” the man said.
“Everybody believes that the border is open,” he said.
“It’s open because we enter. We come in, free, no problem,” he said as he admitted, “Yeah, we came illegally, not legal.”
Reporter: “Harris said that the border is closed. Is the border closed?”
Illegal Immigrant: “The border is open…everybody believes that the border is open. It’s open because we enter. We come in, free, no problem…We came illegally.” pic.twitter.com/Ymk2blTcXt
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 15, 2022
Harris, appointed so-called ‘border czar’ by President Joe Biden shortly after the two of them took office, got a migrant-related surprise early Thursday morning.