Nearly a month has passed since President Joe Biden announced that Vice President Kamala Harris would oversee America’s migrant crisis in the capacity of determining the “root cause” of why migrants are fleeing their home countries. Since that appointment, Harris has had little to say about the issue and still hasn’t visited the southern U.S. border.
According to Fox News, network contributor Joe Concha recently suggested that Harris and the Biden administration are “acting like Pyongyang in terms of media blackouts at the border,” slamming the vice president for having “no interest” in tackling the growing immigration crisis.
A “complainer” and “not a doer”
Concha reportedly told Fox & Friends last Tuesday Harris has “been tapped to fix the problem that she has no interest in solving,” noting that she “would have to answer for” some of her past remarks.
He said that this includes her decision to compare U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the Ku Klux Klan while questioning the agency’s acting director during a 2018 Senate hearing.
“She would also have to explain why she thinks that illegal border crossings, which we’re seeing now by the hundreds and thousands, is considered legal in her mind,” Concha said. “And that’s an argument that she made as a senator and a candidate.”
As Fox News reported, Harris was among the participants in a 2019 Democratic presidential primary debate to raise her hand in agreement when asked if illegal border crossings should be decriminalized.
“So here we have a chronic complainer, it appears, and not a doer based on her actions, because, again, if she had to answer questions around why are facilities filled at 17 times the amount at the border?” Concha said.
A “media blackout”
Concha then took aim at Harris and the Biden administration as a whole, comparing its level of transparency with that seen in a modern communist dictatorship.
“So this is supposed to be an honest and transparent administration,” Concha said, according to Fox. “Instead, it’s more acting like Pyongyang in terms of media blackouts at the border, which would never be accepted under the previous administration.”
Concha is far from being the only one to decry conditions in migrant detention facilities. Earlier this month, Fox News reported that both Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) raised alarms over reports of sexual assault and child neglect at a center in Texas.
“The allegations of horrific abuse of children in the custody of the Biden administration are tragic,” Cruz said at the time. “We need to immediately get to the bottom of what is happening to these children and President Biden needs to step up and address the driving factor behind this — his crisis at the southern border.”
Only time will tell if Harris decides to perform the duties required of her new leadership role on the southern border crisis, but one wouldn’t be advised to hold one’s breath in anticipation of it happening anytime soon.