Vice President Kamala Harris is heading to Texas, giving her the perfect opportunity to do what she, as the “border czar,” has largely failed to do, namely, visit the border.
Fox News just published a report containing statements from people in Austin, Texas, making it clear that they would like to see Harris visit the U.S.-Mexico border.
A man named Mike is quoted as saying, “Absolutely she should. But will she? I highly doubt it.”
Indeed, it doesn’t seem as though it will happen.
Border not on the schedule
The opportunity to visit the southern border will come during a trip that Harris will make over the weekend to Texas.
Harris is scheduled to participate in a conversation at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin on Saturday. That conversation is specifically supposed to focus on abortion access following the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the anti-abortion laws that Republican states such as Texas have enacted.
After that, Harris is scheduled to give a speech at a fundraising event for the Texas Democrat Party.
In short, Harris does not have a stop at the southern border scheduled for her trip. So, if it does happen, it would have to be a spontaneous decision.
The simple fact is that Harris has been avoiding the southern border ever since President Joe Biden named her the border “czar.”
Except for one very brief trip she made to the border – a trip she made only because former President Donald Trump was planning to do so – Harris has focused on the so-called “root causes” of America’s illegal immigration problem.
According to Harris, the “root causes,” of course, have nothing to do with the Biden administration’s lax southern border policies. In fact, Harris just recently claimed that “the border is secure.” This is despite the fact that Border Patrol has had over 2 million illegal immigrant encounters in the 2022 fiscal year.
So, with all this being said, it is not the least bit surprising that, although Harris is headed to Texas, she will not be visiting the southern border. In her mind, it is better not to see the problem and to, instead, keep on pretending that “the border is secure.”