Fox News reported that Vice President Kamala Harris visited Texas this weekend to meet with a group of Democratic mega-donors at the LBJ Presidential Library.
However, the vice president had no plans to visit the border and that has some people wondering why.
Harris says the border is secure despite a report showing a record number of illegal migrants
Harris drew mockery last month when she said during an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd that the border is secure.
“We’re going to have two million people cross this border for the first time ever. You’re confident this border’s secure?” Todd asked the vice president.
“We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration,” Harris said in response.
Critics pointed to the disconnect between the vice president’s claim and a report from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) which showed that a record number of migrants crossed the border illegally in fiscal year 2022.
Among them was Hawaii’s former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who said in a tweet that Harris is “either completely disconnected from reality or she’s blatantly lying.”
Kamala Harris’ statement that “we have a secure border” is further evidence that she’s either completely disconnected from reality or she’s blatantly lying. Either way, she has no business being a heartbeat away from the presidency. pic.twitter.com/H7cPeJCad9
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) September 17, 2022
Austin resident says Harris “should absolutely take the time to visit the border”
Fox News spoke with several people in Austin, Texas about whether or not they believed that the vice president should have scheduled a trip to the border while visiting the Lone Star State.
One man who was identified as “Mike” told the network, “Absolutely she should.” Still, he expressed skepticism that any such trip will ever take place, saying, “I highly doubt it.”
Another man named David agreed, telling Fox News, “She should absolutely take the time to visit the border. There’s been a lot of dispute about the border.”
“It would be worthwhile for the vice president to go and see what’s happening there,” David went on to add.