Four million illegal border crossings since Kamala Harris tasked with addressing crisis
It has been nearly two years since President Joe Biden tasked Vice President Kamala Harris with addressing the root causes of America's migrant crisis.
Yet whatever the strategies are that Harris has employed, it's no secret that her efforts have been a failure.
Fox News reported last week that some four million illegal immigrants have arrived at the border since Biden asked Harris to confront the problem in March of 2021.
White House unable to explain what Harris is doing about crisis
That includes 233,000 encounters between migrants and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in August alone, representing a 35% increase from the month that the vice president accepted her assignment.
What's more, it isn't clear what exactly Harris is doing to counter the problem, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre struggling to explain her role during a press conference in December.
Reporter: "I'm wondering if there's any update .. on what [Kamala Harris] has been doing and what she will continue to do" about the border.
Jean-Pierre: "I don't have anything to lay out specifically on what that work looks like ... I would probably refer you to her office." pic.twitter.com/3JnoHCGvhQ
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) December 19, 2022
What's more, the border rush is widely expected to get significantly worse should the Supreme Court end Title 42, a Trump-era COVID policy that allows illegal migrants to be swiftly deported.
While an appeals court ruled late last year that Title 42 must come to an end, the Supreme Court has temporarily blocked that order while it considers the case.
Vice president upset about media coverage
Meanwhile, Fox News reported on December 23 that Harris has been complaining about how she has been treated by the press.
The vice president was quoted as telling Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart that her efforts got less attention in 2022 than the Supreme Court decision which overturned Roe v. Wade.
"There are things that I’ve done as vice president that fully demonstrate the strength of my leadership as vice president that have not received the kind of coverage that I think [the] Dobbs [decision] did receive," she said.
"Fox & Friends First" host Todd Piro was unimpressed with Harris' remarks, suggesting during an episode of Fox News' "Outnumbered" that the vice president is unable to handle criticism.
"When she's getting some semblance — some minor semblance — of coverage, she can't handle it because it's critical, because she's been tasked with all these things, she's done every single one of them horribly, and she can't deal with the facts," he said.
"So what does she do?" Piro continued before adding, "She takes it out on us in the media for not giving her glowing coverage."