Vice President Kamala Harris in contrast not visiting the US-Mexico border to not visiting Europe in an interview that aired, partially, on Tuesday morning, saying it didn’t imply she was “discounting the significance of the border.”
The interview was shot Monday whereas the vp was visiting Guatemala earlier than heading to Mexico on her first international journey since taking workplace. NBC’s Lester Holt questioned Harris about why she hasn’t visited the border regardless of her position on Central American migration.
“I– and I have never been to Europe. And I imply, I do not—” Harris responded, with amusing, “I do not perceive the purpose that you simply’re making. I am not discounting the significance of the border.”
She continued, saying she cares, “about what’s taking place on the border.”
“I am in Guatemala as a result of my focus is coping with the foundation causes of migration. There could also be some who assume that that’s not vital, however it’s my agency perception that if we care about what’s taking place on the border, we higher care in regards to the root causes and handle them,” Harris mentioned. “And so that is what I am doing.”
The vp and President Biden himself have been criticized, together with by some in their very own social gathering, for not visiting the border as unlawful crossings have surged. Final week, Rep. Henry Cuellar – a Texas Democrat – mentioned it was “vital” for the President and vp to go to.