Presidents are notorious for handing politically “dangerous” assignments off to their Veep.
It’s usually smart politics.
But how Vice President Kamala Harris handled this one mission has eyebrows raised among political insiders.
The ongoing crisis at our southern border is one of the most important issues facing our nation.
Republicans point to the Biden Administration’s rhetoric as the main source of the problem, which effectively serves as an open invitation for illegal aliens to come to America.
But you won’t believe the new message Kamala Harris had for illegal aliens at a press conference on Monday in Guatemala.
Joe Biden placed Kamala Harris in charge of solving the border crisis back in February, more than 75 days ago.
But with illegal aliens pouring across the border in numbers not seen in the past decade, Harris and her staff quickly understood this to be an unrewarding, potentially even career-damaging task.
So her team worked hard to create distance between the border catastrophe and Kamala Harris by claiming her only role was addressing the “root causes” of illegal immigration, specifically from the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
Not only did they keep Harris far away from the border, but they also tried to avoid responsibility by blaming everything from the economy to “climate change” as the main driver of illegal immigration.
But even though she wasn’t about to visit our southern border, Kamala Harris’ team may have viewed a press conference in Guatemala with the Central American nation’s President Alejandro Giammattei as the perfect opportunity to do something few expected.
And during the press conference Kamala Harris said something to illegal aliens you won’t believe — she told them “DO NOT COME” to America.
“I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border: Do not come. Do not come.”
— VP Kamala Harris during news conference with Guatemalan president Alejandro Giammattei pic.twitter.com/dYNwu7STbS
— The Recount (@therecount) June 7, 2021
Of course, this is the exact opposite of the open borders, “you are welcome here” rhetoric the Biden-Harris administration has been sending to illegal aliens.
It’s not inconceivable the move was coordinated with both President Biden’s and Vice President Harris’ teams on board.
After all, it would be hard for anyone, even the open borders crowd in the Biden-Harris administration, to miss the clear message that the American people want the border crisis solved immediately.
On the other hand, this could be an early move by Harris’ team to turn the tables on Joe Biden for handing her the thankless task.