On the border issue, Vice President Kamala Harris has served as President Joe Biden’s “border czar,” but her actions to date do not reflect this. On Friday, she was in Mexico for a crucial meeting between senior officials from the Biden administration and Mexico’s president and cabinet.
High-level discussions between the U.S. and Mexico are taking place in the region to “fight drug trafficking, fentanyl smuggling, money laundering, and illegal immigration.” Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Alejandro Mayorkas of Homeland Security and Attorney General Merrick Garland led a U.S. delegation to Mexico.
According to the reports, the focus of the discussions was supposed to be on the purported “root causes” of the migrant influx at the U.S. border. Whenever she’s been chastised for handling or mishandling a situation, she’s been quick to point out that she’s not failing on her job.
On Friday, Kamala Harris met with Gov. Phil Murphy and Sen. Cory Booker at a New Jersey bakery to discuss child care and coronavirus vaccines. Before returning to the airport, the two bought cupcakes from Tonnie’s Minis in Newark and tried a few. On Monday, Harris will fly back to California on Air Force Two from Washington, D.C.
Fox News reports that Kamala Harris skipped a meeting about Mexican cartels to go to a bakery in New Jersey. pic.twitter.com/EROhfAfatF
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Vice President Kamala Harris went to a bakery only weeks after President Joe Biden appointed her as his border crisis point person. It isn’t the first time she’s been chastised for visiting a bakery in broad daylight. She was spotted visiting a Chicago bakery in April, only months after being designated Biden’s point person. According to the reports, the president was on hand to discuss the significance of receiving the COVID vaccination, a combination of vaccines that protect against infectious illnesses.
According to the reporters, Psaki said that she thinks Kamala Harris is allowed to get a snack. Steven Nelson asks whether Kamala Harris is still the point person on the border crisis, especially after her photo ops at a Chicago bakery yesterday. Psaki doesn’t seem to handle tough questions well, and it’s not clear if she’ll ever be able to answer directly to the American people.