If, as Washington rumor has it, Biden gave Kamala Harris the border job knowing she would fail and thus look like a less attractive replacement for him, he scored on that one. The woman is incompetence personified. When she tries to visit the border she can’t find it. When she speaks on the subject it’s embarrassing. All this to the very possible glee of Joe Biden.
FNC: “A report from the Associated Press released Monday night raised new concerns about the crisis unfolding at the border just over four months since Harris’ appointment. The AP, citing a U.S. official with preliminary government numbers, reported that authorities in the U.S. likely picked up more unaccompanied minors at the border than ever before in July. The number of people who traveled in families also likely hit its second-highest number ever in the month.
David Shahoulian, the assistant secretary for border and immigration policy at the Department of Homeland Security, told the AP that U.S. authorities likely picked up more than 19,000 unaccompanied children in the month and the number of people encountered in families is expected to be about 80,000—which was just short of the all-time high in May 2019 when there were 88,857. Overall, U.S. authorities stopped migrants about 210,000 times at the border in July, up from 188,829 in June and the highest in more than 20 years. Shahoulian called the Rio Grande Valley and Del Rio sectors in south Texas the most active in the country. He said the Rio Grande Valley sector is the “epicenter of the current surge.” Former Acting ICE Director Ron Vitiello reacted Monday to calls to fire Harris from her perch overseeing the border crisis.
Vitiello: “There’s clearly no interest at the White House level, including the Vice President, to fix this problem. And so Lindsey Graham as a former chairman of the Judiciary Committee—Henry Cuellar not only a legislator over Homeland in the House. But, also a border resident. Somebody who represented Laredo [Texas] for many, many years, and he’s done it very well. Even as a Democrat I agree with his policy which is let’s stop this chaos, let’s fix the problem, let’s put some resources in place so it isn’t as bad as it could be.”
Ted Cruz: “Hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, thousands of pounds of dangerous drugs including fentanyl, and terrorists are flooding across the border due to Biden and Harris’ open borders. And what’s Joe Biden doing today? Speaking at a DNC fundraiser #BidenBorderCrisis,” he tweeted.
Hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, thousands of pounds of dangerous drugs including fentanyl, and terrorists are flooding across the border due to Biden and Harris’ open borders.
And what’s Joe Biden doing today? Speaking at a DNC fundraiser. #BidenBorderCrisis
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 2, 2021
On Monday, Nikki Haley, the former U.N. ambassador and possible presidential candidate, said that the veep should be fired from her role. “She has failed to secure the border and has emboldened cartels. We need real leadership,” Haley tweeted.